June 2014 | Our two-part blog series explores how and where activists are using the Forced Evictions Toolkit. As the the World Cup kicks off, WITNESS trains community activists in Brazil to safely and effectively document police violence.
Author: Jackie Zammuto
May 2014 | WITNESS spoke with several groups and community leaders who are using video to document human rights abuses and retain the memory of neighborhoods facing eviction due to development and infrastructure projects in Colombia.
June 2013 | One year before the World Cup, Brazilians stage massive protests against forced evictions, transportation hikes, and the soaring cost of living. The People’s Cup in Rio brings attention to the tens of thousands of Brazilians struggling with forced evictions.
February 2013 | A statement to the government of Odisha condemns the violence and forced evictions taking place in communities resisting the effots of POSCO, a South Korean steel company, to develop a steel plant and port in the area.
January 2013 | WITNESS staff headed to Porto Alegre, Brazil for a 5-day training with 23 participants working on a campaign to ensure fair and adequate resettlement for the roughly 1,500 families facing forced evictions due to the 2014 World Cup.