Category Archives: Human rights

waorani woman
Human rights

3+ Reasons to “leave uncontacted tribes alone”


A recent arcticle in the Washington Post, “Do the world’s ‘uncontacted’ tribes deserve to be left alone?,” caught my attention.

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July 24, 2015 by Madeleine Lesser

FPIC
Human rights

Did FPIC get it wrong?


FPIC, or Free, Prior and Informed Consent, is one of the most important principles in international law relating to indigenous peoples.

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January 23, 2015 by Madeleine Lesser

CW oil spill
Human rights

Supporting Community Led Environmental Monitoring in the Wake of An Oil Spill


Rainforest Fund partner organization ClearWater and Indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon are working hard in the wake of the latest oil spill to ensure that families have clean water.

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July 18, 2014 by Mitch Anderson

pizango
Human rights

Mass trial of indigenous leaders to take place in Peru, May 14 2014


While it is ultimately the Peruvian judiciary’s responsibility to ensure that defendants are given a fair trial, we call upon the Peruvian Government to respect all of the International Conventions to which it is a party,

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May 12, 2014 by Rainforest Foundation US

solomon islanders
Human rights

A Less Talked About Reality


The exploitation of young girls in the Solomon Islands is a harsh reality of the extractive industries that not only threaten lands but also human dignity.

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December 17, 2013 by Madeleine Lesser

yanomami woman
Human rights

The Yanomami Way


Sharing, listening, and communicating are all part of Yanomami culture and are ingredients to building consensus – a crucial element of Yanomami governance.

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October 29, 2013 by Madeleine Lesser