Alongside the 8th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva today, representatives from indigenous peoples, afro-descendent and peasant communities from 16 countries issued an urgent call for action – the Geneva Declaration.
A silent war is being waged against the indigenous people and local communities who are defending their lands against the expansion of industry. Environmental and human rights defenders face significant — and growing — risks, experiencing violence, intimidation and criminalisation as a result of their efforts.
Delegates at the 9th Southeast Asian regional conference on Human Rights and Business in Subic Bay, the Philippines, released the Bata’an Statement, committing ourselves to continued collaboration on tackling busines
The Zero Tolerance Initiative seeks to address violence, intimidation and killings of indigenous people and other human rights defenders linked to global supply chains.
The Sengwer Indigenous People have suffered severe human rights violations at the hands of the Kenyan Government.
When is it acceptable to restrict a community’s right to hunt or use natural resources it has traditionally accessed?
Can a protected area be created on community lands without their consent?
In recent years, the Government of Cameroon has negotiated access agreements (memoranda of understanding, MoUs) with Baka communities affected by a number of protected areas.
Au cours des dernières années, l’État camerounais a négocié des accords d’accès et d’utilisation, communément appelés « Memoranda of Understanding » (MoU), avec les communautés Baka touchées par différentes aires protégées.
Press release from our partners, South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) in Guyana, who welcome the Concluding Observations on Guyana by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. The Observations incorporate many of the SRDC’s recommendations for government action to address discrimination against indigenous women.
Land conflicts impact both indigenous men and women, but the burden often falls disproportionately on the latter. As food producers, knowledge holders, caretakers, healers, and keepers of culture, loss of access to valuable natural resources means a loss of self-reliance for the women, causing not only physical displacement but also economic and social difficulties.
On top of a hill on the edge of the Northern Rift Valley in Kenya, the sun is warm but the air is fresh and cool. Moments ago, music of resistance filled the air as Sengwer women practiced traditional dance, song and solidarity.
Under threat of land grabbing by agribusiness company Biopalm, indigenous Bagyeli women from the department of Océan say no to oil palm production in their forests.
Sous la menace de l’accaparement de la société agro-industrielle Biopalm, des femmes autochtones Bagyeli du département de l’Océan disent non à la production du palmier à huile dans leurs forêts.
On the day that the UK Supreme Court rules on whether 1,800 Zambian villagers can continue their claim against mining giant Vedanta, Forest Peoples Programme joins more than 20 organisations to launch call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linke
The “Promoting Forest Peoples’ Rights and Food Security with Good Governance in Forest and Climate Policies; from principles to practice” project (henceforth “the project”) is a five-year project funded by the EU under its Environment and Natural Resources Thematic Programme, implemented in 5 African countries –
Le projet « Promotion des droits et de la sécurité alimentaire des peuples des forêts et bonne gouvernance dans les politiques forestières et climatiques; des principes à la pratique » (ci-après « le projet ») est un projet de cinq ans financé par l’UE dans le cadre de son Programme thématique p
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.