Business, Development and Human Rights

Nov 20, 2017

Gilgit-Baltistan: Protests Erupt Over Unjust Taxation System

Photo courtesy of CafeCredit.com The people of Gilgit-Baltistan have taken their frustration over imposed taxation from the Pakistani government to the streets. As an occupied territory, Gilgit-Baltistan has no constitutional status nor any representation within the Pakistani government. The imposition of heavy tax contributes to stifling economic growth and development and to the lack of inclusion...

Nov 20, 2017

Gilgit-Baltistan: Protests Erupt Over Unjust Taxation...

Photo courtesy of CafeCredit.com The people of Gilgit-Baltistan have taken their frustration over imposed taxation from the Pakistani government to the streets. As an occupied territory, Gilgit-Baltistan...

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Nov 15, 2017

Tibet: US President Trump Fails to Address Human...

Photo courtesy of The White House @WikipediaCommons On his visit to various Asian countries, United States President Donald Trump failed to mention human rights issues in any of his conversations with...

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Nov 13, 2017

Balochistan: WBO to Appeal Controversial TfL Decision...

Photo Courtesy of World Baloch Organisation Transport for London (TfL) comes under scrutiny for their swift 24-hour decision to pull London taxi advertisements which highlight human rights abuses in Balochistan....

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Nov 08, 2017

Batwa: Radio Station Gives Hope and a New Perspective...

Photo courtesy of Brian Harries A radio station in Mbandaka, a provincial town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo trains young Batwa to become youth reporters. The radio show aims to bring attention...

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Nov 02, 2017

Ogoni: Still No Clean-Up of Polluted Area- Civil...

Photo Courtesy of: Stakeholder Democracy 2012 @Flickr This month marks a year that Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Oisnbajo launched a ground breaking ceremony welcoming efforts for clean-up activities...

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Oct 31, 2017

Tibet: Water Grabbing and Security: Where is Environmental...

Photo courtesy of: Business Insider. The Chinese government continues to flood Tibet with potential mega development projects. China now plans to build the world’s largest water tunnel in the province...

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Oct 25, 2017

Sindh: Lack of Sanitation Leads to Low Quality...

Photo courtesy of DFID UK @Flickr According to the latest UNESCO Global Education Monitoring report, education in Pakistan is still not at a satisfactory level. One reason for the low-level of education...

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Oct 23, 2017

Brazil: Electric Hydropower Policies Severely...

Photo courtesy of International hydropower association.  Indigenous communities and researchers report the devastating effects of the construction of hydropower plants on the Teles Pires river which...

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