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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.
NZ housing shortage a ‘human rights crisis’

NZ housing shortage a 'human rights crisis'

A visiting United Nations representative has called New Zealand's housing crisis a "significant human rights crisis" and it's time the right to housing was wrenched from the hands of the private market.
Housing crisis ‘a violation of the promises’ by successive governments – Human Rights Commissioner

Housing crisis 'a violation of the promises' by successive governments - Human Rights Commissioner

New Zealand's housing crisis is "a violation of the promises" made by governments over the years according to the Human Rights Commissioner.
‘They allowed the perfect storm’: UN expert damns New Zealand’s housing crisis

'They allowed the perfect storm': UN expert damns New Zealand's housing crisis

Special rapporteur says successive governments have contributed to what she called a ‘human rights crisis’.
Instead of Helping Homeless People, Cities Are Bussing Them Out of Town

Instead of Helping Homeless People, Cities Are Bussing Them Out of Town

"If you look at the logical extension of what’s going on, whether it’s a move-along law or one-way bus ticket, it’s 'let’s erase people, let’s render them invisible.'"
With Oscar glory, ‘Parasite’ shines light on Seoul’s housing crisis

With Oscar glory, 'Parasite' shines light on Seoul's housing crisis

South Korean film “Parasite”, which became the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars, highlights the widening divide and lack of affordable housing in the capital Seoul, according to social analysts and academics.
UN report calls out Canada on ‘abhorrent’ housing conditions

UN report calls out Canada on 'abhorrent' housing conditions

A United Nations report is highlighting the role "abhorrent" housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world.
Five questions with… the UN special rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha

Five questions with… the UN special rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha

Canadian lawyer Leilani Farha has become a global voice for the right to adequate housing. She chats with OpenCanada as a new documentary about her work screens internationally.

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