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

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 and Accountability Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 5-6 May 20

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 Coalit

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 address

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