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World Social Forum – community activists share their experiences of fighting forced evictions

14:27 - 14:27 (Europe/London)
9 February 2012 - 9 February 2012
Dakar
Senegal
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Attend this event and add 60 steps to the Rights Journey


“I lost all of my wares… I have to beg”, Margaret, Kabete, Nairobi.

Join Amnesty International at the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, as we call for an end to forced evictions in Africa.

Community activists from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe have linked up with Amnesty International's Demand Dignity campaign to share their experiences.

Hundreds of thousands of people are left homeless each year when they are forcibly evicted by the authorities. The effects of forced evictions can be catastrophic. People lose not only their homes, but their possessions and livelihoods. Access to food, clean water and sanitation can become difficult. Without a home, it is harder to find work, to go to school and to stay healthy. Forced evictions often involve violence, with officials using excessive force and even firearms.

The World Social Forum gives these community activists from across Africa a chance to get their voices heard and turn the spotlight on their vital work. It also enables them to build alliances with other organizations working on evictions and housing rights. Follow our delegates at the World Social Forum on Twitter (@demanddignity) or find us on Facebook.


Find out more about what life is like for those living under constant threat of forced eviction in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

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March 15, 2011

As we Africans we were born and brought up in love. We should stand and say no to inhuman treatment against our brothers in Africa. Our leaders must be compassionate to the needs ofvtheir people

March 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as we stand together united trying to fight the good fight for human rights. Today I have shed many tears as I am new to this organization and through this site I have been able to see such devastation and such strong will to fight! I am proud of everyone in this community and I plan to take part in as many future events as I can weather it be through this site or physically within the community, please know I am here and you all have my support to help end poverty and promote human rights! Gods speed!

March 9, 2011

Sorry I can not attend this event :( but my all wishes with you. lots of blessings to all of you.

March 9, 2011

Hi everyone. Is there any event taking place in Sweden?

March 6, 2011

Although i couldnt attend this nice human work, but i wish all the participants for there success to change the world
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