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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.

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When governments sell out to developers, housing is no longer a human right

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.
Just because Justin Trudeau says you aren’t poor doesn’t mean you’ll feel like it

Just because Justin Trudeau says you aren’t poor doesn’t mean you’ll feel like it

The statistics may well suggest that Canada is gaining the upper hand on poverty, but struggles remain for those hovering just above the poverty line, Heather Scoffield writes.
‘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.
San Francisco or Mumbai? UN envoy encounters homeless life in California

San Francisco or Mumbai? UN envoy encounters homeless life in California

Leilani Farha, UN special rapporteur on adequate housing, says ‘unacceptable’ squalor amid US wealth violates rights law.

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