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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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“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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July 15, 2011

This upsets me that these poor people have built homes just to see them ruined. We need to fight for their basic human rights to a home.

July 8, 2011

shelter is one of the basic necessities of life and it is the duty of every government to ensure the availability of shelter to all of its citizens. but when govt agencies forcibly evicted the people, it looks like they are going against their own guidelines.......

July 8, 2011

We must stand together against poverty

July 8, 2011

We must stand together against poverty

May 11, 2011

first of all its so shame for us that forced eviction is issue in 2011 & even in some Developing or industrialized countries but hope to see end of this violations .
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