Environment

May 24, 2018

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Intensive Mining Threatens Environment and Indigenous Livelihood

Once again, the indigenous peoples living in the Bangladeshi region of the Chittagong Hills Tracts (CHT) face the terrible consequences of abuses perpetrated against their communities. This time, the cause of their problems is the expansion of stone extraction projects in the CHT, something that is endangering the ecosystems that constitute the basis of the communities’ livelihood. This situation,...

May 24, 2018

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Intensive Mining Threatens...

Once again, the indigenous peoples living in the Bangladeshi region of the Chittagong Hills Tracts (CHT) face the terrible consequences of abuses perpetrated against their communities. This time, the cause...

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May 09, 2018

Guaraní-Kaiowá: Shedding Light on...

Condemned to the cruelty of a relentless attack against their livelihood and culture, the members of this indigenous community in the Southern Brazilian region of Mato Grosso do Sul are subject to continuous...

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Apr 25, 2018

Brazil: Indigenous Leader’s Struggle for Survival...

While from different generations, both Raoni, an 85 years old Caiapó leader and Davi Kopenawa a leader from Ianomâmis community, have opposed the invasion of their traditional land by extraction...

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Apr 24, 2018

Guaraní-Kaiowá: The Price of the...

Expelled from their territories as an attempt of the Brazilian State to gain lands for the agroindustry, the members of the Guaraní-Kaiowá indigenous community fight today to recover their...

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Apr 04, 2018

Batwa: Student Committed to Use Her Education...

21-year old student Scola Tumwebaze is pushing for the emancipation of the Batwa community and other ethnic minorities in Uganda.  A Mutwa herself, Tumwebaze frequently feels discriminated and humiliated...

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Mar 30, 2018

Ogoni: Timeline of the Ogoni Struggle

The Ogoni people are an indigenous people in South-Eastern Nigeria, in the Niger Delta. They represent around 1 percent of the Nigerian population and are a ethno-linguistic group. The Ogoni have,...

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Mar 29, 2018

Ahwazi Arabs: Protest after Broadcasting Corporation...

Protests in the city of Ahwaz have occurred following the controversial exclusion of the Ahwazi Arab ethnicity in a Children’s program aired on Channel 2 of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting...

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Mar 26, 2018

Brazil Condemned to allocate 1 million dollars...

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) ordered Brazil to pay 1 million dollars to the Xukuru community for violating their right to collective property. This sum constitutes reparation for the...

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