Canadian Leilani Farha named as UN special rapporteur on housing

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has named Ottawa-based poverty, housing, women’s rights, and human rights – activist, Leilani Farha – as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing.

Farha is one of Canada’s leading spokespersons on the rights to equality in housing, and  former head of CERA, the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, the only organization in Canada dedicated to promoting human rights in housing and ending housing discrimination. She is currently the Executive Director of Canada without Poverty.

Farha was recently featured in a series of short video clips by Voices-Voix about silencing dissent and civil society in Canada.




Categories: Democracy & Dissent

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