Apr 21,2021 by Coalition

CSOs Letter to EBRD President on Egypt

On 15 April 2021, on the 30th anniversary of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, over 25 civil society organizations addressed a letter to the Bank, urging it to put human rights issues at the top of the agenda when discussing the next Egypt country strategy and during the upcoming

Apr 19,2021 by Coalition

Safety of journalists, COVID-19, and the role of public development banks

On 16 April 2021, as part of the Defenders in Development campaign, the Coalition presented a joint submission – together with press freedom organizations Article19, Comittee to Protect Journalists and IFEX – to the UN Human Rights Council for their upcoming report on Covid-19 and j

Apr 14,2021 by Coalition

We’re hiring: Community Resource Exchange Regional Facilitator for Asia

The Coalition is seeking a Community Resource Exchange (CRE) Regional Facilitator for Asia to be based in Central Asia & the Caucasus, serving as part of our international secretariat, and reporting to the CRE Coordinator. We consider Central Asia & the Caucasus to include Mongolia, and

Mar 26,2021 by Coalition

The Coalition welcomes new members: ACCA, Civicus and Namati

We have hit the 100-members milestone: in March 2021, the Coalition for human rights in development welcomed the African Centre for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), Civicus and Namati among its members.  We are proud of this milestone, and we are deeply grateful and humbled by the incredible wor

Mar 17,2021

Mar 17,2021 by members

Covid-19 response in Myanmar: civil society organizations urge IFIs not to collaborate with the junta

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and States must work directly with civil society and other stakeholders on COVID-19: collaborating with the junta on public health would jeopardize Myanmar’s COVID-19 response, legitimize the junta, and harm public health in the long term. On 17 Ma

We’re hiring! Community Resource Exchange Regional Facilitator for Africa

We are seeking a Community Resource Exchange (CRE) Regional Facilitator for Africa to be based in East Africa, serving as part of our International Secretariat, and reporting to the CRE Coordinator. The Regional Facilitator for Africa will provide leadership and support the overall implementa

Mar 02,2021

Mar 02,2021 by members

Too little, too late: World Bank rents military land despite partial loans freeze, and MFI inaction risks legitimizing the junta

Myanmar’s nationwide civil disobedience movement (CDM), based on “no recognition, no participation,” is key to stopping the military from consolidating power after its 1 February 2021 coup d’état. Multilateral finance institutions (MFIs) must support the CDM, stating they will not deal with

Dec 18,2020 by Coalition

We’re hiring! Community Resource Exchange Coordinator

The Coalition is seeking a Community Resource Exchange (CRE) Coordinator to serve as part of our international secretariat. The CRE Coordinator will coordinate internal staff and partners to ensure the effective implementation of an ambitious 3-year pilot project of the CRE. The objective of

Dec 15,2020 by Coalition

Our work in 2020: highlights, achievements, and next steps

As the year draws to an end, we would like to take a moment to celebrate our collective struggles and to reflect on the next steps ahead. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic posed unprecedented challenges, hurting already vulnerable communities the most and exacerbating structural problems. Yet, our m

Nov 30,2020 by Coalition

Global Summit of Development Banks Fails to Learn from Destructive Past

In November, 450 public development banks from around the world met for the Finance in Common Summit at the Paris Peace Forum. They gathered to discuss how they can direct their combined investments of over USD 2 trillion – 10% of total investments in the world – “to support the transformation or the

Nov 18,2020 by Coalition

Coalition members and partners submit new recommendations for the AIIB ESF Review

On November 9, the Coalition for Human Right in Development members and partners (Accountability Counsel; Arabwatch Coalition; Buliisa Initiative for Rural Development Organization; Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; Center for Financial Accountability; Earthrights Internation

Oct 08,2020 by Coalition

Covid-19, development finance and attacks against journalists

Around the world, journalists, bloggers, medical workers, human rights defenders and all those who are raising concerns for the inadequate response to the Covid-19 pandemic are under attack. In an attempt to silence their dissenting voices, they are being accused of spreading false informatio

Sep 03,2020 by Coalition

Global development summit needs human rights focus, say 200 organizations around the world

3 September 2020 In a letter addressed to the French Development Agency, over 200 organizations around the world are calling for the principles of a human rights-based and community-led development to be included and prioritized both in the agenda and in the outcomes of the Finance in Common Summi

Jun 26,2020 by Coalition

The Pandemic’s Hidden Casualty: Human Rights

The lush forests of the Sierra Madre mountain range, on the Philippine island of Luzon, have been home to the Dumagat-Remontados indigenous peoples for centuries. But their ancestral lands are now under threat. In this area, the Philippine government is planning to build the Kaliwa Dam, despite

May 18,2020 by Coalition

Development finance for Covid-19 crisis should uphold human rights

May 18, 2020 – In a statement published today, the Coalition urged development finance institutions to ensure that the funding and support they provide for the Covid-19 response, and during the economic recovery period, upholds human rights and leads to economic justice for those who are m

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