Indigenous Bagyeli communities in Cameroon are appealing to the United Nations and national courts to save their lands and forests, which are in the process of being given to large agri-business interests by the State.
Au Cameroun, des communautés autochtones Bagyeli saisissent les Nations Unies et les juridictions nationales pour sauver leurs forêts, en voie d’être cédée par l’Etat à l’agro-industrie Biopalm.
Today the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) accepted a complaint against Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), alleging numerous violations of Indonesian law and RSPO standards.
Storytelling is an age-old tradition in many indigenous cultures. But worldwide, the knowledge of ancient stories is decreasing among indigenous youth, as is the ability to speak their native language and the skill of storytelling.
Our research reveals that ‘ground-truthing’ can strengthen due diligence processes, thereby mitigating the risk of harmful impacts on human rights and the environment. It can reduce related reputational damage to companies, and positively influence behaviour.
This week, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has divested all its holdings in Peru’s largest consumer goods company, Alicorp S.A.A., after it was revealed that the company was acquiring palm oil from a plantation linked to serious violations of indigenous peoples land right
On 14 February, residents and leaders of the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta were targeted by a new armed actor defacing the walls of community buildings, and outlining threats in pamphlets under household doors.
El día 14 de febrero, los residentes y líderes del Resguardo Indígena de Origen Colonial Cañamomo Lomaprieta en Ríosucio y Supía, Caldas, Colombia, fueron atacados por un nuevo actor armado que dañó los muros de los edificios comunitarios, y repartió panfletos con amenazas por debajo de las puertas de los hogares.