French homeless organisation Fondation Abbé Pierre has launched a campaign against the anti-homeless measures in different French cities. In most big cities, anti-homeless measures, such as anti-homeless benches or spikes in window shops, have become commonplace. With the Soyons Humains campaign, Fondation Abbé Pierre wants to raise awareness for this issue and advocate for a humane approach to homeless people. Instead of fighting homeless people, we should fight homelessness, the organisation argues.
Housing Rights Watch condemns the anti-homeless measures taken by different cities across Europe and we urge cities to uphold the rights of homeless people. Read more about the Homeless Bill of Rights.