The social movements involved in our research project are NOMADESC, a grassroots NGO in Colombia; The Housing Assembly, a grassroots movement from South Africa; The HDK (Peoples’ Democratic Congress), a coalition of social movements in Turkey; and the Madhesh Foundation, Nepal, an organisation that works with and for the excluded Madhesh community.
Each movement advocates with and for marginalized communities seeking to defend and extend their basic rights to education, health, housing, life, dignity and equal treatment before the law. Each movement, to different degrees, has also been victim of state repression, violence against members and activists, and sustained surveillance and persecution.
Peoples' Democratic Congress
The HDK (Peoples’ Democratic Congress) is a coalition of social movements in Turkey.