Updates from October 2013

In consultation with the Adessium Foundation, we are in the final stages of selecting an external consultant to conduct an evaluation of the Global Forced Evictions Campaign (special focus on Mexico and Brazil).  The process should begin in mid-November and extend through January 2014.

Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit:

In collaboration with Amnesty International and Pentagram, WITNESS launched the forced evictions animation project, Evict Them! In 5 Easy Steps, on World Habitat Day (October 7).  WITNESS announced the release on witness.org, the WITNESS blog and via social media. We also hosted a “behind the scenes” conversation about the project on Google On Air with representatives from Amnesty International, Pentagram, the International Accountability Project (IAI) and LICADHO-Canada.  Additionally, CineMaralita, “a film festival about the Philippine Urban Poor”, requested to screen the animation at their October 10 film festival and plans to use it in community screenings across the country.