Resources

Podcast: Gente Del Centro (people of the centre), Colombia

This recording features the words of indigenous leaders and community representatives of the Uitoto, Muinane, Nonuya and Andoque peoples of the Colombian Amazon, who share similar cultural practices and beliefs and self-identify as “People of the Centre.”

BLOG: Learnings on gender from the Congo Basin

As a human rights organisation, gender justice is a fundamental principle of our work, and we have long been conscious of, and sought to address, the barriers to effective participation in decision-making by women. This blog summarises some of the experiences and learnings from our fieldwork in the Congo Basin over the past 5 years, on how to improve women’s effective participation at the community level.

Defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos de Montes de María en el norte de Colombia completan una marcha pacífica de protesta para exigir mejores medidas de prevención y protección para los líderes sociales que enfrentan una ola de amenazas de muerte

Más de 400 líderes comunitarios, mujeres, ancianos y familias de Montes de María se reunieron con el gobierno departamental y las autoridades estatales para denunciar la creciente inseguridad en su área local y demandar acciones para acelerar la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en su zona.

BLOG: “Without our forest, we have no life, we disappear”

A member of one of Cameroon’s Baka Communities in the Ngoyla Mintom area, talks about being driven out of his ancestral forests, and the issues his people face on a daily basis through lack of land rights and lack of access to food, medicine and education.

BLOG: « Sans notre forêt, nous n'avons pas de vie, nous disparaissons »

Un membre d'une des communautés baka du Cameroun dans la région de Ngoyla Mintom, parle d'être chassé de ses forêts ancestrales et des problèmes auxquels son peuple est confronté quotidiennement, à cause du manque de droits fonciers et du manque d'accès à la nourriture, médecine et éducation.