Voices of the Mission - Favela do Metrô (English version)




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Published on Jun 20, 2011

On May 18-20 2011, the Brazilian human rights network 'Plataforma Dhesca Brasil' organized a 3-day mission in Rio de Janeiro to investigate the impacts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics on communities facing forced eviction from their homes and lands.

These are the Voices of the Mission. In this video, we visit Favela do Metrô, a community facing forced removal to make room for a parking lot for the stadium that will host the closing match of the 2014 World Cup (Maracanã stadium). Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, was a special guest of the mission on this day.

The mission was led by Plataforma Dhesca's Rapporteur on the Human Right to the City, Orlando Silva Jr, and counted on the participation of 12 additional organizations, including:

Comitê Popular da Copa e das Olimpíadas do Rio de Janeiro
Conselho Popular do Rio de Janeiro
Pastoral de Favelas
Fórum Nacional da Reforma Urbana - FNRU
Central de Movimentos Populares - CMP
Movimento Nacional de Luta pela Moradia - MNLM
Comissão de Direitos Humanos da Alerj
Grupo de Trabalho - GT Conflitos do Conselho das Cidades
Rede Contra Violência
Laboratório Estado, Trabalho, Território e Natureza - ETTERN - IPPUR/UFRJ
Observatório das Metrópoles / IPPUR-UFRJ

To read the upcoming report of the mission, which will include recommendations to Brazilian authorities at the municipal, state, and federal levels, stay tuned to: www.dhescbrasil.org.br

To continue to follow WITNESS' campaign on Forced Evictions, visit http://blog.witness.org/category/forc...


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