Indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities of Colombia and Peru call for improved rights protections

On 25-26 September 2018 Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendant communities and human rights defenders from Peru and Colombia met in an Binational workshop in Cauca (Colombia) with FPP and allies, including the Legal Defence Institute of Peru. At the end of the gathering, an open letter was adopted calling on governments, legal authorities, companies and the international community to take actions to improve legal protections for land security and human rights alongside more effective measures to penalise abusers, land grabbers and those responsible for violence and intimidation.

Legal win for Santa Clara de Uchunya

Breaking news: Historic legal decision for Peru's indigenous peoples as the nation's highest court agrees to resolve the lawsuit filed by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya.

A Call for Solidarity and Support from the Peruvian Amazon

In mid-July, the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, with help from FPP,  launched a crowdfunder to support urgently needed solutions in their fight to defend their forests and way of life from destruction by a palm oil company and land-trafficking gangs.