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Indigenous Rights | 1 April 2020

Reports sent to the UN and IACHR on the situation of indigenous peoples in Brazil and Colombia under the threat of COVID-19

In the face of the global health crisis resulting from COVID-19, the reports seek to draw the attention of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 6 March 2020

Take Action: For Water, Against Destructive Dams

For Maria and the other women of Ixquisis, the river is a special place. There, they meet and wash clothes, talk about their families, their to-do...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 5 March 2020

Fact Sheet: Mayan women in defense of their rivers

The women of the microregion of Ixquisis, Guatemala, defend their rivers and their territory from dams financed by the Inter-American Development Bank Group.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 12 February 2020

Why are women so important to the pursuit of environmental justice?

Women are more than simply the most affected by the climate crisis. They also are active participants with a vital role to play in preserving nature and seeking solutions for the health of our planet.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 10 February 2020

Preserving the legacy of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Heart of the World

Rising abruptly from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta reaches 5,775 meters (18,946 ft.) at its highest points, the peaks...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 15 October 2019

AIDA Statement on the Situation in Ecuador

We hope that the dialogue will be successful and will serve as an example of the collective construction of climate solutions to ensure participation and respect for human rights.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 9 August 2019

Coal or life: Walking where a stream once ran

Although the Bruno is one of few streams in Colombia’s driest department and one of the scarce sources of fresh water for communities living there, its channel was diverted to facilitate mining.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 2 August 2019

Infographic: Lakes Poopó and Uru Uru, at-risk Bolivian wetlands

Our infographic outlines the risks facings Bolivia's lakes Poopó and Uru Uru, which together represent a vital water source for the indigenous and traditional communities.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 30 July 2019

Communities request international support to save Bolivia’s Poopó and Uru Uru lakes

They call on the Ramsar Convention to visit the lakes and make recommendations for their preservation. The lakes are at grave risk from mining, river diversion and the climate crisis.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 20 June 2019

International tribunal supports indigenous struggle for the Amazon

The International Rights of Nature Tribunal ruled that the Bolivian State had “violated” the rights of nature and of the indigenous people that inhabit a natural protected area in the Bolivian Amazon.read more

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