Sep 06,2018 by Coalition

Join the Defenders in Development Campaign!

Around the world, as megaprojects and investments are imposed on communities without their consent or consultation, those working to protect their lands and resources, fight corruption, and defend human rights are under increasing attack.   For this reason, the Coalition for Human Rights i

Sep 02,2018

UN Report on Criminalization of IPs

UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli Corpuz  just released a hard-hitting report on “the drastic increase in attacks and acts of violence against, criminalization of and threats aimed at indigenous peoples, particularly those arising in the context of large-scale projects involving ex

Aug 15,2018 by members

Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

As we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples all around the world fighting for a fair, just and sustainable future. In many cases these indigenous human rights defenders are under attack – subjected to threats, c

Aug 10,2018 by Coalition

Indigenous tell IDBInvest to divest from Guatemala dams

This week as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, communities affected by the Pojom II and San Andrés dams in the microregion of Ixquisis, Guatemala, filed a complaint with the independent accountability mechanism of the Inter-American Development Bank urging IDB Invest, the bank’

Jun 26,2018

200 groups gathered in Mumbai criticize Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank AIIB

200 groups gathered in Mumbai criticize Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as following same paradigm as traditional IFIs, promoting corporate globalisation and neoliberal economic reforms that benefit elite at the cost of the poor. Read the complete Mumbai Resolution on Infrastruc

May 31,2018 by Coalition

Report: Environmental and social safeguards in Brasil and ways forward for BRICS NBD

As the BRICS holds its annual meeting in Shanghai, Coalition Member Conectas Human Rights published an assessment of the growing trend within NDB and other development banks of relying on domestic laws and regulatory systems in lieu of institutional safeguard policies. The report features: A

May 30,2018 by Coalition

Report: Attacks on female rights activists in Central America and Mexico

MesoAmerica Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), a coalition of seven organizations published a report last week on the state of violence faced by female rights defenders in Central America and Mexico. They report 2,197 attacks in 2015-2016 alone, with more than 50% of th

May 29,2018 by Coalition

Report: Forced labor in Uzbekistan is still rampant

New research by the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights (UGF) shows that forced labor is still rampant in Uzbekistan’s cotton sector, including within World Bank project areas. Coalition member Human Rights Watch is calling on World Bank President Jim Kim to press for systemic changes to e

May 22,2018 by Coalition

Press Release: CSOs Urge AfDB to Promote the Interests of Ordinary Africans over Mega Investors at its Annual Meetings

As the African Development Bank (AfDB) meets in Busan, South Korea from May 21-25 to discuss Industrialising Africa, Civil society Organisations (CSOs) from across the continent red flagged the Bank’s steer towards mega investments without a clear action plan for human centred inclusive development.

May 08,2018 by Coalition

Civil Society Recommendations on the AfDB

Download Communiqué – Media contacts below                                                                            Télécharger communique Communiqué from the CSO Joint Strategy Workshop Development, Gender, Energy an

Mar 15,2018 by Coalition

Job Opening: Regional Coordinator

Start Date: April/May 2018 Location: Asia, Africa or Latin America Time: 25-40 hrs per week Compensation: Contractor – US $1800 – $2200 /month full-time equivalent The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of social movements, civil society organization

Mar 14,2018 by Coalition

Job opening: Program and Communications Associate

Start Date: April 2018 Location: Negotiable – Ideally the Associate will be housed within one of our member organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA, or Central and Eastern Europe. Status: Contractor – approx. 30-40 hours per week Compensation: US $1000-$1300 / Month   The Co

Mar 13,2018 by members

What a new US development finance institution needs to succeed

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development (BUILD) Act, which, if enacted, would create a new agency called the United States International Development Finance Corporation. The IDFC would absorb the Overseas Pri

Mar 01,2018

LAC P10: A Legally Binding Agreement to Improve Environmental Democracy and Protect Defenders

From February 28, 2018 to March 4, 2018 in Costa Rica, countries and civil society groups are negotiating the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, also known as LAC P10. If adopt

Jan 22,2018 by members

Indigenous Sengwer herder killed in connection with EU-funded project

On January 16, two Sengwer herders were shot by Kenya Forest Service guards implementing an EU-funded development project – the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (WaTER) Project. What UN experts have called “repeated attacks and forced evictions by

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