|Programme on right to adequate housing today|
GUWAHATI, March 25 - The Anti Eviction Support Cell (AESC) of Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), an NGO, as part of its countrywide discourse on right to adequate housing, is organising a training session at Gauri Sadan here tomorrow.
According to a statement, the campaign has been initiated in collaboration with civil society partners from different states to reach out to communities, activists, lawyers, academicians and social workers across 25 cities in 18 states of the country. “The idea is to actuate constructive dialogue and discussion on right to adequate housing as well as building strategies to prevent forced evictions across cities,” the statement said.
The objectives of the campaign are to organise training and capacity building workshops on understanding the right to adequate housing for communities, activists and advocates across contexts, building a network of community-based organisations and activists working on housing rights in each city, spreading awareness about the Anti Eviction Support Cell and how it can be accessed, documenting cases of forced evictions - its nature, patterns and causes and impacts in cities and developing an urban manifesto based on people’s needs in each city.