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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 10 April 2019

How Brazil is threatening indigenous and environmental rights

The setback posed by the current administration has only strengthened the resistance of indigenous communities, and those of us who support them.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 8 April 2019

Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples

We call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders are enforced.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 March 2019

Conserving our water, drop by drop

Humanity needs water, and for this year’s World Water Day, celebrated March 22, we join the focus on “leaving no one behind.”read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 13 March 2019

Organizations ask the UN to intervene in the protection of the Santurbán páramo, at risk from mining

They request that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Drinking Water and Sanitation prepare a report on the case, visit the site, and support the Colombian government in taking the necessary actions to protect the ecosystem.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 27 February 2019

World Bank Arbitration Tribunal Refuses to Listen to Those Affected by Mining in Santurbán, Colombia

The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has declined to accept an Amicus Curiae that was to be presented by the Committee for the Defense of Water and the Páramo of Santurbán and allied international organizations.read more

Capacity Building, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 30 January 2019

How supporting women is linked to environmental justice

At AIDA, we recognize that combating inequalities and differentiated harms is fundamental to achieving environmental justice in Latin America.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oceans, Public Participation | 18 December 2018

10 environmental successes from Latin America in 2018

This year was characterized by triumphs such as the creation of legal protections and the establishment of policies favorable to the environment and human rights in the region.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 13 December 2018

Why we’re working for climate justice in Latin America

What motivates us to fight climate change is our awareness of the huge problem we’re facing, and our steadfast determination—We know we can’t give up.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 December 2018

Leydy Pech, the guardian of the bees

The expansion of soy cultivation in Leydy’s town—in the Mexican State of Campeche—is killing large areas of tropical forest and indiscriminately spreading toxic pesticides through the land and water.read more

Human Rights | 10 December 2018

Open Letter to States and Development Financiers

Over 200 groups call upon governments and development banks to respect human rights and safeguard defenders.read more

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