Overcoming Barriers to Slum Upgrading in Brazil’s Favelas

September 4, 2019

The right to housing is a guaranteed human right in Brazil’s constitution; however, people living in informal settlements, known as favelas, constantly face many barriers in

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The Power of Partnerships: Learning Together in Paraguay

August 16, 2019

In April 2019, I flew to Asunciόn, Paraguay in South America to join my colleagues from Habitat for Humanity Paraguay, Habitat for Humanity Brazil, Habitat for

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Working towards safe, sustainable, resilient and thriving communities

May 9, 2019

Habitat for Humanity recognizes that some of the most precarious housing conditions and levels of poverty and fragility occur in informal settlements which contributes to poor

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Land Tenure Rights: A key strategy to guaranteeing the right to housing in Brazil

April 3, 2019

In the center of one of Brazil’s most expensive neighborhoods is a small favela where residents have been fighting and often losing the battle against eviction

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Solid Ground celebrates 3 years!

March 8, 2019

3 years. 48 months. 1,095 days. Or 26,280 hours, since the launch of Habitat for Humanity’s first global advocacy campaign, Solid Ground. Today on International Women’s

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Quem Mora Lá - Trailer

Who Lives There: Documentary about families facing eviction

January 31, 2019

Trailer with English sub-titles here Quem Mora Lá , or Who Lives There , is a feature-length documentary telling the story of families who live in

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Habitat Brazil’s Innovative Advocacy for Sustainable Urbanization

October 25, 2018

Across downtown neighborhoods in Brazil sit thousands of empty buildings, many abandoned or underused for decades while owing millions in property taxes. Meanwhile, Brazil is facing

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Land and Conflict: Lessons from the Field on Conflict Sensitive Land Governance and Peace Building

September 6, 2018

Land is often a critical aspect of conflict: it may be a root cause or trigger conflicts or may become an issue as the conflict progresses.

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3 ways Habitat is celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 19, 2018

Every year World Creativity and Innovation Week is a chance for people around the world to see, generate, and achieve new things to make Earth a

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Taking a Stand Against Forceful Evictions

March 29, 2018

In Brazil, the International Tribunal for Evictions held its 7th session during the World Social Forum and called out human rights violations in evictions across the

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