Webinar: Legal empowerment to solve the housing rights crisis

An informal settlement near high-rise buildings.
Event date:
April 23, 2019
Online (in English only),

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha, will discuss her latest report in a webinar that is open to the public.

An estimated 1.8 billion people globally lack adequate housing. Homelessness and forced evictions are on the rise in virtually every country, while sanitation and access to basic services remain dire.

The report Access to justice for the right to housing recognizes that “the global housing crisis is rooted in a crisis in access to justice, because without access to justice, housing is not properly recognized, understood, or addressed as a human right.”

IDRC is co-organizing the webinar with the Global Legal Empowerment Network to discuss the report and how it can be used as a tool to advocate for policy change. Grassroots activists, including IDRC-supported researchers in Argentina and Kenya, will also provide feedback on the report.

Learn more about IDRC-supported work to promote legal empowerment in informal settlements, including recommendations and lessons learned.