50th anniversary

Founded in 1993, Leaders and Organizers of Community Organizations in Asia (LOCOA) is a regional network consisting of community organizers and community leaders from urban poor communities around Asia, all of whom are working to claim and obtain the fundamental human rights of the urban poor. Besides disseminating the community organizing approach as a means for communities to become empowered, come together, and take action to solve their own problems, LOCOA’s work also focuses on coordinating among its members to stop evictions and secure housing rights, as well as promote sustainable alternative urban development initiatives that improve the quality if life of the urban poor.

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