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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leilani Farha. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leilani Farha, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leilani Farha. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leilani Farha, often where they are interviewed.

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PUSH / Film School Radio interview with Director Fredrik Gertten and Subject Leilani Farha

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Fredrik Gertten’s latest documentary, PUSH, is a searing indictment of the systemic corruption that continues to drive the world’s affordable housing toward the edge of collapse. All of which is happening because many of the world’s largest financial and real estate institutions are facilitating a tidal wave of dark money from organized crime, human trafficking, illicit drugs trade and illegal tax “shelters” into the legitimate world of finance. Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster. PUSH follows Leilani Farha, the former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travels the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. Director Fredrik Gertten and film subject Leilani Farha join us for a spirited conversation on the state of the world’s housing stock and how homeownership, real estate and high finance has been such a determinate factor on our society, both past and present.

For news, screenings and updates go to: pushthefilm.com
Oct 11 2020 ·
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The Human Right to Housing — with Leilani Farha

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Leilani Farha has a long history of advocacy around poverty and housing, in Canada and beyond. She is in conversation with Am Johal following her tenure as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, a post that saw her travelling the world to connect with people who were struggling with inadequate and precarious housing or homelessness, and to work with governments to uphold housing as a human right.

In this interview, Leilani speaks to concerning patterns in housing globally, including homelessness, evictions, unaffordability, and the financialization of housing. They discuss opportunities in Canadian housing policy, Vancouver’s housing crisis, and the incredible importance of having a safe place to call home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch a video recording of this interview on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEbFe2Z3za0&t

Make the Shift: https://www.make-the-shift.org/

PUSH, a film following Leilani Farha’s work as a UN Special Rapporteur: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pushthefilm

“When governments sell out to developers, housing is no longer a human right,” an op-ed by Leilani Farha for The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/29/governments-developers-housing-human-right

“How the real estate financial model is harming us,” a TEDx talk by Leilani Farha (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve_-FbNvy0w

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing: http://www.unhousingrapp.org/

National Right to Housing Network: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=PEbFe2Z3za0&event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbXNNZVlsSV94d0pZQUtJSUFEdDVKVnljNGtBd3xBQ3Jtc0traUUxa2NaSkpvSEFLMkl5MENLTkctZlZWRTFSekNZRDN2d2VEc3hwVUdCdzFTV1lvUWo5bWpuQUczS3FsREl3SmNMVkM3SUMyNm5QNXd6aHVZamROb...
Sep 17 2020 · 38mins

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Make The Shift with Leilani Farha Ep.130

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Having recently completed her term as UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha rejoined us on the pod to discuss her time in the role and what she is doing now.

We discuss the financialisation of housing, the impact Covid-19 has had on homelessness and the emergency measures that there can be no going back from. Leilani also explains what her new initiative makethshift.org is and how she is continuing to advocate for the Right to Housing now.

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May 20 2020 · 43mins
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Make The Shift with Leilani Farha Ep.130

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Having recently completed her term as UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha rejoined us on the pod to discuss her time in the role and what she is doing now.

We discuss the financialisation of housing, the impact Covid-19 has had on homelessness and the emergency measures that there can be no going back from. Leilani also explains what her new initiative makethshift.org is and how she is continuing to advocate for the Right to Housing now.

Check it out.

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May 20 2020 · 43mins
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Bydlení není komodita. Právo na bydlení je lidským právem, říká zpravodajka OSN Leilani Farha

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Vysoké nájmy, které vyhání dosavadní obyvatele, nové a drahé podniky nahrazující běžné služby, desítky luxusních, ale prázdných bytů. Obraz, kterému odpovídá nejen Praha, ale snad všechna velkoměsta. Proč města přestávají sloužit svým obyvatelům, sleduje zvláštní zpravodajka OSN Leilani Farha. V rozhovoru v magazínu Spot vysvětluje s režisérem Frederikem Gerttenem, jak se stalo, že o bydlení se už nestarají města a státy, ale často neprůhledné finanční skupiny. Co s tím?
Mar 12 2020 · 15mins
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Leilani Farha

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Housing isn’t just a need, it’s a human right. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha joins us on Out of the Blue to talk about how the financialization of housing is leading to increased homelessness, and as well as to what housing as a human right means in the battle to end homelessness.

Dec 26 2019 · 24mins
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Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.88

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UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha was kind enough to join us on the pod for the third time. We discuss the roll housing insecurity and financialisation is having in increasing inequality and creating social unrest globally. Leilani talks candidly about what States should be doing and how the Right to Housing is central to confronting the profit motive that has made housing unaffordable across the world. We also discuss Ireland's current situation, our role in facilitating some of the biggest players in what is a market that is bigger than all of the GDP's of the world economies combined and the national scandal that is child homelessness.

We are very grateful to Leilani for her time.

Visit unhousingrapp.org/the-shift for more.

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Nov 27 2019 · 24mins
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Episode 443 - Leilani Farha and Fredrik Gertten and PUSH

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Leilani Farha and Fredrik Gertten and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film PUSH, advocacy and local economies, gentrification, landlords and real estate and capitalism run amok.

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Housing affordability is decreasing at a record pace. The local working and middle classes have become unable to afford housing in major cities across the world - London, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Tokyo, Valparaiso, Sydney, Melbourne, Caracas, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and Stockholm. The list appears to be endless. People are being pushed out of their homes – living in them has become unaffordable.

Young people are getting trapped in a cycle of renting apartments that are becoming less and less affordable. Working class and lower income communities face evictions and are left without a place to live.

The high cost of housing pushes people into poverty and homelessness. In the UK and US, for instance, homelessness is increasing by alarming rates. More often than before, it is children and families that end up without a home. The problem is worse in the Global South, where the number of people living in informal housing is projected to exceed 1 billion by 2020. However, the crisis also puts stress on the middle and upper-middle classes. In London, for example, even a doctor’s salary is not necessarily enough to buy a home. This isn’t a natural, inevitable development. It can change.

Residents should be able to afford to live in their own cities. It is time to recognise that housing is a human right, not a commodity. Let’s push back.

For more info about the film head here.

About the Guests:

Fredrik Gertten, Director is an award-winning director and journalist based in Malmö, Sweden, and owner and manager of the production company WG Film, which he founded in 1994. Previously he worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer at WG Film. Recent films include Big Boys Gone Bananas!, Bikes vs Cars and Becoming Zlatan. His films have been seen by audiences in 100 countries, including leading festivals.

In Sweden the sale of FairTrade bananas went from 5 to 50 per cent of the sales after the release of the Bananas! films. In October 2017 he was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society, for his work as a documentary filmmaker.

Leilani Farha, Executive Director, Canada Without Poverty, is a leading expert and advocate on economic and social human rights, especially for women. She has a long history promoting the right to adequate housing, equality and non-discrimination in housing in Canada and internationally. Prior to joining Canada Without Poverty, Leilani was the Executive Director of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation for 12 years. She has extensive experience addressing homelessness, poverty and inequality in Canada through advocacy, casework, litigation, research and community based work. 

She has been at the forefront of applying international human rights law to anti-poverty issues in Canada, and is known internationally for her work on housing rights and women’s economic and social rights. In 2014, she was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. 

Image Copyright: Fredrik Gertten and WG Film. Used with permission.

F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.

For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.

With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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Jun 12 2019 · 38mins
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Housing as a Human Right: In convo with Leilani Farha

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Leilani Farha talks about the documentary Push, the complex players in the housing market and her fight to recognize housing as a human right

The post Housing as a Human Right: In convo with Leilani Farha appeared first on SEE Change Magazine.

Apr 30 2019 · 21mins
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Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.37

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In this week's Reboot Republic Podcast we talk about the global housing crisis - what can be done - and why governments & cities must #MakeTheShift to guaranteeing the right to housing - ensuring everyone can live in dignity.

Leilani Farha is the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Housing. Lawyer, alumna of the University of Toronto, and a former Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty, Leilani has focussed her tenure as Special Rapporteur on economic inequality and tackling the absence of effective political action in solving the causes of homelessness and/or inadequate accommodation. Farha campaigns for the right to adequate housing for marginalized groups, she worked in Canada to implement United Nations resolutions that see homelessness as a violation of human rights. Farha has taken part in missions worldwide to examine the condition of housing rights and to develop policies to implement those rights. For more on her work visit: www.pushthefilm.com

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Feb 25 2019 · 51mins
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