In Uganda, many Batwa are homeless and isolated from their forests. For the women of the community, the situation is particularly challenging; rather than being able to gather foods from the forest, they must walk from one place to another in search of shelter, food and poorly paid work. Violence and discrimination are rife.
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.
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.
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.
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 indigenous 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, FPP joins 21 organisations to launch call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linked to their global supply chains.
This five-year project, funded by the EU, is being implemented in the Central African Republic, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.
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.
En tant qu’organisation de défense des droits humains, la justice entre les sexes est un principe fondamental de notre travail. Nous sommes depuis longtemps conscients des obstacles à la participation effective des femmes, à leur implication dans les processus décisionnels, et des autres violations des droits humains auxquelles elles sont confrontées en raison de leur sexe.
“Indigenous peoples and local communities embody humanity’s creative intelligence and wisdom in our care and love for Mother Earth.
From the Arctic North, to the Pacific Island South, to the Tropical Forests of Latin America, Local Biodiversity Outlooks online highlights how indigenous peoples and local communities are rising to the challenge to counter the effects of some of the most pressin