Our messages of solidarity

In recent days, in different parts of the world we have witnessed unacceptable episodes of violence and human rights violations by police and military forces. The events in Colombia, in the favela of Jacarezinho in Rio de Janeiro, in Palestine, and in Myanmar point to a sustained increase in the militarisation of our cities and territories, with systematic violence by the police forces that should protect the inhabitants of these communities.

The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) joins numerous organisations in condemning this violence, taking a stand in defence of Human Rights and the Right to the City for all the inhabitants of our cities and settlements. We join the calls for solidarity with the Colombian, Brazilian, Palestinian and Myanmar people, sharing resources and materials from the GPR2C members and allies working and struggling in these communities.

If you have materials and resources that you would like to share on this page, please send them to us via contact@right2city.org.

The Global Platform for the Right to the City (PGDC) supports the statements, demonstrations and other initiatives of the following member and allied organisations:


ESCR Net condemns violence against demonstrators in Colombia and calls on the State to respect human rights:

Solidarity with the Colombian people – Statement by RIPESS:

Amnesty International denounces militarized response and police repression of demonstrations

Comunicado de las Naciones Unidas en Colombia:

Comunicado de la Comisión de la Verdad: Por el respeto a la vida, la dignidad y el derecho a la protesta pacífica


Statement by the Black Coalition for Rights: “Endless Racism and Genocide: Manifesto of the Brazil’s Black Coalition for Rights over the Slaughter in Jacarezinho – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil


Statement by the ObservatoriDESC – “Escalada de ataques y desalojos forzosos contra los palestinos”:

Statement by the Housing and Land Rights Network – Habitat International Coalition (HIC-HLRN):  Jerusalem: Israeli Eviction Violence Injures 100s

Human Rights Watch report – Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution:


Statement by UCLG on the situation in Myanmar – Call for local governments’ human rights solidarity

Violations of the Right to Adequate Housing after the Coup on 01 Feb 2021, Myanmar:
UN experts raise alarm over forced evictions, escalation of rights violations:

Global Civil Society Statement on Myanmar: