Mar 20,2020 by Coalition

Coalition Members and Partners Engage AIIB ESF Review

The Coalition for Human Right in Development members and partners submitted a position paper to the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) Review team in line with the on-going review.  The AIIB requested submissions from civil society organi

Mar 02,2020 by Coalition

Coalition Welcomes its New Director!

Following an extensive international search, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development is excited to welcome longtime community rights advocate, Siddharth Akali, as its new Director. “Siddharth has the passion and expertise to strengthen the Coalition’s members’

Feb 14,2020 by Coalition

Hiring Now! Latin America Coordinator

Are you a strong leader with excellent communication and organization skills, and have experience with social justice organizing or advocacy campaigns in Latin America?  Please see job positing here, and apply to join by March 2, 2020! Note: Candidates must be based in Latin America.

Feb 11,2020 by Coalition

Hiring Now! Communications Lead

  Are you a dynamic, empathetic and respectful communications professional with an interest in doing international human rights work? Please see job positing here, and apply to join! Note: We prefer candidates based in the global south.

Oct 22,2019 by Coalition

Webinar: Attacks Against Defenders and the Role of Development Banks

Join us for a Webinar October 30 to discuss the report “Uncalculated Risks: Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers”. This groundbreaking report from the Defenders in Development Campaign uses 25 case studies from around the globe

Aug 21,2019 by Coalition

Opening: Regional Coordinator for Latin America

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is seeking a Regional Coordinator for Latin America.  The Regional Coordinator is based in Latin America and serves as part of the International Secretariat, leading member outreach, capacity building, and coordination of advocacy campaigns in or

Jun 04,2019 by Coalition

PRESS RELEASE: New Report Reveals Uncalculated Risks to Defenders in Development

From Colombia to Kenya, 25 cases of threats and attacks against human rights defenders reveal how development financiers can fuel abuses or help fight them JUNE 4, 2019 – A new report from the Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign reveals the ala

Jun 04,2019 by Coalition

“Uncalculated Risks” exposes threats and attacks against defenders in development

Together with the Defenders in Development Campaign, we launched today the new report “Uncalculated Risks: Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers.” With 25 case studies from around the world, the report exposes the risks of megap

Nov 28,2018 by Coalition

Human Rights Defenders are a Cornerstone of Sustainable Development

Over 200 groups call upon governments and development banks to respect human rights and safeguard defenders On the anniversaries of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development (December 4th), the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (December 9th), and the Universal Declarati

Nov 12,2018 by Coalition

Release: Defenders in Development Campaign Welcomes IFC Position Statement on Reprisals

Groups encourage development of robust protocols for implementation given growing threats November 12, 2018 — Human rights groups and accountability organizations welcomed the International Finance Corporation’s recently released Position Statement on Retaliation Against Civil Socie

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 in

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’s p

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 b

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

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