The continuing Virtual World Assemblies of Inhabitants building solidarity in struggle @N1Promoting Organizations:Brief description (Purpose or mission of your initiative, what it wants to transform, etc.):
The WAI is a space of dialogue and action between communities across the world facing similar challenges.
5th WAI 5 April;
6th WAI 5 July;
7th WAI 4 October 2021How promoting group is organized and criteria for considering inclusion of new entities in the group:
The VWAI Organizing group has 43 participants from our member organisations. Anyone can ask to join if they wish to.Scope: InternationalEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite URL: http://www.habitants.orgType of initiative: Common AgendaMain activity area: Activism, Fight against poverty, Habitat, Housing, Housing rights, Human rights, International cooperationWhere is the initiative located?: OnlinePublic actions description and dates for this initiative:
April 5th VWAI
October Zero Eviction Days
AFRICITIES 16th-20th November 2021, Kisumu City.Public action n°1:
5th WORLD ASSEMBLY OF INHABITANTSPublic action date n°1: Mon, 04/05/2021 - 12:00Brief description n°1:
The Coronavirus pandemic is now plaguing every country in the world, but the 1.8 billion people living in abhorrent housing conditions and homelessness, sometimes lacking even water or a toilet, are primarily at risk.
The International Alliance of Inhabitants calls for the mobilisation and local/global solidarity of grassroots organisations.
It is not the first pandemic, it is not the most serious so far, but it shows the failure of the neoliberal system, which has entrusted health to the private sector and is detonating a financial crisis worse than that of 2008, to find long-term solutions.
This time it is more evident because the first informations on the impact of the virus and the quarantine of tens of millions of people are mainly from developed countries such as China, South Korea and Italy. Other countries, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America, have so far declared few cases, but unfortunately perhaps only because they are not registering them. This is a health crisis that risks worsening the migration crisis due to ongoing wars and North/South inequalities.
The International Alliance of Inhabitants first and foremost expresses its complete solidarity with the affected populations and with those in the frontline of healthcare and civil protection.
It also warns about the severity of the impact of the virus on the lives of hundreds of millions of people, their right to health, their right to housing security, their right to the city. The poor and homeless are at the utmost risk from the spread of the virus. Often living in the peripheries, in cramped or small spaces, overcrowded, coupled with being disadvantaged in many cases to accessing the proper health care and precautions, they not only face the daily struggle to keep or access housing, but now a global epidemic disproportionately puts them in greater danger.
Under the pretext of purifying coronavirus-infected areas, as in the past for other epidemics, or on the pretext of resilience to face climate change, there is also a serious risk of increasing evictions and displacements of people, families and communities from sites that will be capitalised on in the subsequent speculative relaunch of the economy.
This is why the International Alliance of Inhabitants calls for the mobilisation and local/global solidarity of grassroots organisations:Place n°1:
GLOBALLink n°1: https://www.habitants.org/zero_evictions_campaign/zero_evictions_for_coronavirus/international_call_zero_evictions_for_coronavirPublic action n°2:
AFRICITIESPublic action date n°2: Sat, 04/16/2022 - 00:00Place n°2:
Kisimu, KenyaLink n°2: https://www.africities.org/Brief description n°2:
Africities is the leading congregation of local government officials in Africa, We will ensure that the voices of the people will be heardPublic action n°3:
European mobilization for Zero Evictions and use of Recovery fund for public social housingPublic action date n°3: Sun, 03/28/2021 - 00:00