indigenous and minority rights
Farmers and fisherfolk had lived on their land in Paanama village, Sri Lanka for generations – until they were forcibly evicted by the military overnight. The land they used to grow crops on is now being retained by the government to be used for tourist hotels. Act now to stand with the community in their fight for land rights.
Some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nepal are being excluded from the reconstruction process a year after the earthquakes there that killed 8,700 people, said Oxfam in a new report published today.
Berta Cáceres peacefully opposed a dam being built in her community. For this she paid with her life.
Several organizations expressed their concern for the actions that took place in Guatemala on October 4, when seven members of the indigenous K’iche’ community lost their life as a consequence of the disproportionate response to their protests by State security forces who used firearms against the protesters.
Siriaco Mejia is an optimist. His friend Gloria Gonzalez says he is always smiling, even when he is in trouble. He just has a positive outlook.