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

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’

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

Jan 03,2018 by Coalition

Joint Submission on WB’s Draft Guidance Notes

On December 22nd, the Coalition together with 30 organizations sent to the World Bank a joint submission with recommendations on the Bank’s Draft Guidance Notes for borrowing countries regarding how to implement the Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework. The submission addre

Dec 15,2017 by Coalition

Communiqué from the Development and Investment in Africa Workshop

12-13 NOVEMBER 2017 PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA This is a communiqué reflecting the outcomes of the Development and Investment in Africa Workshop held on 12-13 November 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, and organized by the Coalition for Human Rights in Development together with African Coalition fo

Dec 11,2017 by Coalition

A Dangerous Enterprise: Development Finance and the Fight for Human Rights

[This article was originally published online in July in Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales’ 2017 Environmental Report. It is being reposted here in honor of Human Rights Day]   Across Latin America and the world, governments and investors are pushing for a dramatic increase i

Nov 22,2017 by Coalition

Development and Investment in Africa

Check out our updated briefer on Development Finance and Investment in Africa to learn about the different financiers investing in Africa and what these investment plans mean for people and the planet: in French and English

Oct 30,2017 by Coalition

UN report calls on development banks to address attacks on human rights defenders

A UN report released last week (Oct. 25) highlights the growing attacks on human rights defenders in the context of business and investment activities, including development finance. “Through their financing and technical support, a complex range of public and private institutions continu

Sep 27,2017 by Coalition

Webinar: Demystifying Development Banks in Asia

On September 26, 2017, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development co-hosted a ‘Demystifying Development Banks’ webinar with a special focus on Asia, where many countries have been shown to be among the most dangerous for human rights and environmental defenders who confront infrastru

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