Dec 16, 2021 by Coalition
As 2021 draws to an end, we would like to take a moment to recognize the incredible work that members and partners of the Coalition have been doing to advance community-led struggles around the world.
As the pandemic, growing inequality, and climate and ecological crises continue to harm communities in already vulnerable situations, it would be easy to lose hope. Yet, we are seeing more and more people fighting to turn the tide and joining forces to demand dignity, justice, equality, and respect for human rights and the planet.
We feel privileged to work with grassroots communities who are driving this collective movement, to learn from them, and to be inspired by their daily, revolutionary actions.
As we reflect on the continued pandemic uncertainty, we draw hope from the trust we have in the strength of our collective movement.
We are strong, thanks to the expertise of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and human rights defenders who know how to resist and how to keep the struggle going.
We are strong, thanks to the web of connections and the powerful linkages we are weaving, with old and new allies.
We are strong, thanks to each seed we are planting together.
And we are looking forward to seeing these seeds grow into a beautiful forest in the coming months and years.
The Coalition for Human Rights in Development Secretariat