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Thomas from Santa Barbara, USA

Thomas from Santa Barbara, USA

Hasan from New Delhi, India

Hasan from New Delhi, India

“I have been living on the streets in Tagore Garden, Delhi, with my wife and five children, for several years. When the lockdown began, we did not have any savings or food stored. We heard that the police was forcibly taking homeless persons on the streets to shelters. We tried to look for food around...
Mariam from New Delhi, India

Mariam from New Delhi, India

"When the lockdown was announced, the police removed us from the streets. Since nobody was out of their homes, I could not beg and arrange food. Sometimes people would distribute food on the roads, or I would go to the food distribution centres in schools, to get food.”
Family from New Delhi, India

Family from New Delhi, India

“If we had a home, then we wouldn’t have had to run away like this with our children. We would have stored food and other necessities in our home. I would have been able to keep myself and my family safe and protected."
Payal from New Delhi, India

Payal from New Delhi, India

"The government says ‘stay in your homes’ but we do not have a home, where do we go? The government hasn’t given us a house. We are working as labourers and trying to make ends meet. During the lockdown, we lost our livelihoods. We are faced with the acute crisis of hunger."
Ganga from New Delhi, India

Ganga from New Delhi, India

"The greatest challenge of not having a home during the pandemic is that I cannot ensure any physical distancing. If I had a home, I could have stored food supplies safely. During the entire lockdown, I lived in great fear and insecurity."
Diana from Manizales, Colombia

Diana from Manizales, Colombia

"To the Colombian government I say: that housing is a human right and you are violating that right. I am not asking about my rights, but I am demanding them."
VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT VIOLATED HUMAN RIGHTS OF NORTH MELBOURNE AND FLEMINGTON RESIDENTS, SAYS THE SHIFT

VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT VIOLATED HUMAN RIGHTS OF NORTH MELBOURNE AND FLEMINGTON RESIDENTS, SAYS THE SHIFT

AUGUST 26, 2020 – Following the shocking hard lockdown of nine public housing towers in Melbourne, Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift, has issued a letter of concern to Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews. Researchers at The Shift, the international movement to secure the right to housing, have found that the State government of...
Right to Home: 16 national organizations partner to announce a week of virtual events engaging with housing, homelessness, human rights and COVID-19

Right to Home: 16 national organizations partner to announce a week of virtual events engaging with housing, homelessness, human rights and COVID-19

July 23, 2020 – Organizations from across Canada announce Right to Home, a week of virtual film screenings and live panel discussions from coast to coast about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next, as we reimagine the right to home during and beyond the pandemic. COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities in Canada’s housing and...
How to Avert the Next Housing Crisis

How to Avert the Next Housing Crisis

Strategies must be adopted that protect affordable homes and insulate housing against speculative investors
UK IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGARDING CLADDING, SAYS THE SHIFT

UK IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGARDING CLADDING, SAYS THE SHIFT

July 9, 2020 – Three years after the death of 72 residents of Grenfell Tower in London, some estimate that up to 600,000 people continue to reside in dangerously clad blocks of all types. According to the government, 300 high-rise residential buildings in England still have cladding of the same type used on Grenfell Tower...
Op-Ed: When governments sell out to developers, housing is no longer a human right

Op-Ed: When governments sell out to developers, housing is no longer a human right

Strategies must be adopted that protect affordable homes and insulate housing against speculative investors
Why is there a global housing crisis?

Why is there a global housing crisis?

A new documentary launching in the UK today (28 February), entitled Push, follows UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Leilani Farha around the world as she attempts to make sense of the global housing crisis.
‘Push’: How Big Finance Is Driving Up Housing Costs

‘Push’: How Big Finance Is Driving Up Housing Costs

Around the globe, documentary finds, people are paying a high price as housing becomes the latest big investment commodity.
REEL STORIES PREVIEW SERIES: PUSH

REEL STORIES PREVIEW SERIES: PUSH

WE WATCHED IT, AND YOU SHOULD TOO. The 16th annual Reel Stories film festival is just around the corner and will feature four days of hand-picked, thought-provoking documentary films from all over the world.

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