We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Following protests by human rights organizations and foreign embassies the planned forced eviction of Roma from Baia Mare, Romania on 5 September appears to have been put on hold.
"The planned forced evictions in the Arco Iris neighborhood of Lubango, Angola, which were scheduled for 25 August, did not take place. Residents believe the work of Amnesty International and the local NGO Association Building Communities (Associação Construindo Comunidades - ACC) contributed to stopping the forced eviction.
An Argentinean court has ordered that any attempts to evict the Quilmes Indigenous community of Colalao del Valle must be suspended. This decision protects four indigenous families from imminent forced eviction from their homes in the northern Argentinean province of Tucumán.