Category Archives: Poverty

Kenya: ‘I’ve witnessed a million and one forced evictions’

For Blog Action Day 2013, Naomi Barasa, Campaign Organizer with Amnesty Kenya, recounts how seeing women stripping naked to protest inspired her to become a human rights activist. She paints a vivid picture of how brutal forced evictions can be, … Continue reading

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‘We don’t eat, we don’t sleep’: A message from Kenya on World Habitat Day

Recognize this lady? It’s Diana Nyakowa from the Deep Sea slum in Nairobi, Kenya, who’s on the front cover of WIRE September/October! As our campaign to #endforcedevictions in Kenya kicks off today - World Habitat Day - she sent us this message: “I … Continue reading

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Warning: This video could make you furious

All over the world, people are being forced out of their homes without warning or consultation. Most of them are poor. Few get the chance to challenge these evictions or receive any compensation. Most are simply kicked out of their … Continue reading

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“You can’t give up; you have to fight for your rights!”

By Catrinel Motoc, Amnesty Campaigner on Romania Nine Romani activists will join Amnesty on 18 June for the launch of its new report, Pushed to the margins: Five stories of Roma forced evictions in Romania, in Bucharest’s University Square. Each … Continue reading

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