Defenders of Territories and Collective Rights of the People


Sentences of up to 50 years for Berta Cáceres’ murderers

Honduras: Courts have sentenced the seven men guilty of the murder of environmental defender Berta Cáceres with 30 to 50 years

The ruling came 45 months after Berta’s murder. The seven men had been convicted as the direct perpetrators of her murder on November 29, 2018. “The Honduras Sentencing Court sentenced the seven men guilty of the murder of Berta Isabel Cáceres to 30 and 34 years in prison, and for four of  … Read more

Images of Solidarity

Photo gallery with images taken by the Social Movements Communications Convergence during the Anti-Imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, for Democracy and against Neoliberalism in Havana, Cuba. The Social Movements Communications Convergence gathers alternative media and communications teams from Latin American social movements and organizations who have been sharing for years the  … Read more

Justice for Golfrid

Friends of the Earth International demands justice for death of WALHI member and calls organizations to deliver solidarity letter

Golfrid Siregar, member of the legal advocacy team of WALHI North Sumatra was found unconscious on the side of a road on October 3, at around 1 am. He had suffered major head injuries, though the rest of his body remained relatively uninjured. After three days at the hospital, his  … Read more

BlackRock invests in burning the Amazon

New report explores how the investments of global asset manager drive deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous people

“As fires rage across the Amazon, a report released today reveals that BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor with $6.5 trillion USD in assets, is deeply invested in the sectors most responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world”, reads a press release issued by Friends of the  … Read more

African youth for system change

Friends of the Earth Nigeria is building an environmental youth network

The lives of human rights defenders in Africa are seriously threatened. For example, in Cameroon, on 26 May, human rights defender Elvis Brown Luma Mukuna received a death threat via a call from an unknown number. Ten days earlier, two men had forcibly entered Elvis’s house, abducted his younger brother  … Read more

Anti-Chevron Day with an open letter to Ecuadorian President

May 21 marks a new Global #AntiChevron Day -There will be huge mobilizations in many countries to denounce corporate impunity

Several organizations and networks are endorsing an open letter to Lenín Moreno Garcés, President of Ecuador, that will be delivered on May 21 to Ecuadorian embassies around the world. They are asking for justice and are deeply concerned about the Chevron-Texaco case in the Ecuadorian Amazon region: “The case is  … Read more

Shelter to protect defenders of territories in Bogota, Colombia

From April 28 to May 2, there will be a Humanitarian Shelter for Life that aims to protect social leaders in Bogota

The Humanitarian Shelter for Life was established on April 28 in Bogota to raise awareness about the risks suffered by defenders of life and territories in Colombia. The decision was part of the national and international work being carried out with Colombian defenders of life and territories who are being  … Read more

“The Declaration on Peasants’ Rights should become a political tool for Agrarian Reform and Social Justice”

Press release by La Vía Campesina

(Harare, April 17th, 2019) Today, April 17th, 2019, the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, the member organisations of La Via Campesina are reaffirming the Declaration on Peasants’ Rights as a political tool to strengthen the global struggle for decent living and working conditions in rural areas. The Declaration should also  … Read more

“Peasants are the ones who are standing up to a rise of fascism”

FOEI joins the actions of solidarity on the International Day of Peasant Struggle to continue that legacy

April 17 marks the International Day of Peasant Struggle to remember the 19 peasants  of the Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil who were murdered in 1996 in the “Massacre of Eldorado dos Carajas”. That day, tens of police officers attacked 1500 landless peasants in Eldorado dos Carajás. Since then,  … Read more

PHOTO GALLERY OF 3RD SOLIDARITY MISSION OF VÍA CAMPESINA TO COLOMBIA

The monitoring of the implementation of the Peace Accords in photos

We can still hear the echoes of the 3rd Solidarity Mission of Vía Campesina to Colombia that aimed to verify the fulfillment of the Peace Accords signed between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016. The Mission came to an end on Tuesday with a  … Read more