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Defenders of the earth

It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. The new report by Global Witness: "Defenders of the Earth" found that nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 protecting their land and the natural world from industries like mining, logging and agribusiness.

Defenders of the earth

It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. The new report by Global Witness: "Defenders of the Earth" found that nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 protecting their land and the natural world from industries like mining, logging and agribusiness.

Canada 150 and the decriminalization of Indigenous Sex Workers

During #Canada150, Naomi reflects on her 2015 open letter to Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould, calling for the centering of sex workers’ voices and experiences.

Source: AWID

Canada 150 and the decriminalization of Indigenous Sex Workers

During #Canada150, Naomi reflects on her 2015 open letter to Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould, calling for the centering of sex workers’ voices and experiences.

Source: AWID

Canada 150 and the decriminalization of Indigenous Sex Workers

During #Canada150, Naomi reflects on her 2015 open letter to Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould, calling for the centering of sex workers’ voices and experiences.

Source: AWID

Guatemala: Indigenous Water Defender Lolita Chavez and Colleagues in Danger

For her work to defend her territory from unwanted and unregulated resource extraction, Lolita has suffered numerous threats, attacks and attempts on her life. She was granted precautionary measures to protect her life by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and lives with an armed guard by her side. However, while this guarantees some degree of protection, it is not nearly enough.

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Intimidation and death threats against Aura Lolita Chávez

Take action by sending a letter to the government of Guatemala in order to protect Aura Lolita Chávez, leader of the Consejo de Pueblos K’iche’ por la Defensa de la Vida, Madre Naturaleza, Tierra y Territorio - CPK (Council of K'iche' People for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory)

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Power and Potential: New report on women’s rights to community forests

Equal rights and opportunities for women are not only matters of justice and dignity. When women and girls have equal rights in law and practice, their communities and countries also benefit. Indigenous and rural women make up more than half of the 2.5 billion people who customarily own and use the world’s community lands, yet they have been largely absent from discussions of women’s property rights and broader development agendas.

Feminist perspectives on the Palestinian prisoner hunger strike

In April, 1,500 Palestinian prisoners launched the largest collective hunger strike in years under the banner of freedom and dignity. AWID interviewed Palestinian feminist activists to learn more about what the hunger strike means to them and what they want feminists around the world to know about the strike.

Source: AWID

Feminist perspectives on the Palestinian prisoner hunger strike

In April, 1,500 Palestinian prisoners launched the largest collective hunger strike in years under the banner of freedom and dignity. AWID interviewed Palestinian feminist activists to learn more about what the hunger strike means to them and what they want feminists around the world to know about the strike.

Source: AWID