International Housing Rights
This video takes a look at housing rights from an international perspective. It will give a brief introduction to what they are and why they are important, including what roles states have to play in realising this, and how citizens can exercise this in cases of violation.
Housing and Social Development
Institute for Housing and Urban Development
Maartje van Eerd is a Human Geographer by profession with extensive experience as a researcher, trainer, and advisor on housing and social development issues. Her PhD research focused on the governance aspects of resettlement in Chennai, India. Her main research interest and expertise is in housing rights, displacement and resettlement and livelihoods.
She currently coordinates a research project on interventions to improve access to (digital) information and livelihoods of poor resettled women and their families in Chennai, India. Besides conducting long term research on the impact of resettlement and incremental development, in collaboration with Anna University in Chennai she has produced a documentary on the gender impact of resettlement. She conducts training and advisory work and research, mostly in the Global South, particularly in South and Southeast Asia and Africa.
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