Climate change and environmental justice in the news
  • Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New Normal’?

    Daphne Caruana Galizia published scathing reports alleging official corruption. SUVA, Fiji, Dec 4 2017 (IPS) – At CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance working to strengthen citizen participation, we receive bad news of attacks on compatriots every day. In the past few years, with nauseating regularity, we’ve heard from colleagues...

  • No environmental justice without gender justice

    2017 is on course to be the deadliest year yet for environmental activism: 150 women and men have so far been murdered for defending natural resources and the communities who depend on them. Millions of the world’s poorest people live in countries with valuable and abundant natural resources like oil,...

  • Adoption of the first Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC

    On Tuesday November 14, 2017 the first ever Gender Action Plan to the UNFCCC was adopted at COP23. Its overall goal is to support and enhance the implementation of the gender-related decisions and mandates so far adopted in the UNFCCC process through a set of specific activities to be conducted...

  • 2017 FOCUS REPORT | PUBLIC POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: GLOBAL TRENDS AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES

    Protection International (PI) is glad to present its 2017 edition of its Focus Report, monitoring worldwide developments in the field of national protection mechanisms and public policies for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). Since the publication of our seminal handbook Protection of human rights defenders: Best practices and...

  • Passport Podcast: What is Duty of Care?

    How can journalists, news organizations and responsible readers invest in safety and security for journalists? Tune in to this exclusive Preview of the Global Press Passport Podcast, Episode 7. How can journalists, news organizations and responsible readers invest in safety and security for journalists? Tune in to the seventh episode...

  • The Young Feminists for Climate Justice Storytelling Project

    Interested in becoming a story collector? september 24, 2017 by youngfeministclimatestorytelling GUIDELINES FOR STORY COLLECTORS: Story collectors will be young feminists in climate and environmental justice movements, based in the following regions: South America (1); Central America and the Caribbean (1); North America (1); Eastern Europe (1), Russia and Central Asia...

  • Protecting the Environment Through Law Across Africa

    ELAW’s work in Africa began nearly 25 years ago. Since then, we have helped young lawyers in Tanzania, Kenya, Liberia, and Zimbabwe launch their nations’ rst environmental law organizations, and helped lawyers in 26 nations strengthen or enforce environmental laws to protect the rights of local communities. ELAW gives its...

  • Advancing Women Leaders in Africa

    In March 2017, Dr. Joyce Banda launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the crux of her research while serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  As a woman leader and former President of Malawi, Dr. Banda knows the...

  • STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING AN ORGANISATION WITH A SOUL

    Hope Chigudu and Rudo Chigudu, two experienced and wise African feminists, have produced a guide that focuses on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of organisational leadership rather than organisational management. It is a manual that offers a context for organisational sustainability that goes beyond financial and institutional structures and systems, to...

  • From ELAW: Tanzania’s Tundu Lissu critically wounded

    ELAW staff are shocked and saddened to hear that Tanzanian lawyer Tundu Lissu, an MP and the chief whip of the opposition parties in the Tanzanian Parliament, was shot several times by an unknown gunman near his home in the Tanzanian capital, Dodoma. We call on the government of Tanzania...

  • Aug 19 National Day of Action Against White Supremacy

    The Majority organized a call to stand on the side of justice in the face of hate. We know that to combat hate, we have to build long-lasting, sustainable people-powered movements. That means growing the power of everyday people to build and defend vibrant and free communities. If you missed...

  • Water Over Diamonds: A Landmark Ruling in Zimbabwe

    The African continent is home to 65% of the world’s diamonds, and is notorious for forced labor, corruption, and conflict surrounding the production and sale of the precious stones. Zimbabwe is one of the top diamond producing countries in the world, but in the past few years has been holding...