Unity Declaration of the "Indonesia Movement for Recovering Peoples’ Rights"

Monday 12 March 2012Date: 12 January 2012 Source: Aliansi Gerakan Reforma (AGRA) Type: Statement We of the "Indonesian Movement for Recovering People’s Rights", an alliance of Farmers, Workers, Indigenous People, Women, Youth, Students, Village Governance, and NGOs. Today, Thursday, January 12, 2012 to act in unison in Jakarta and 27 provinces in Sumatera, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara. Today, we declare resistance and pledge our alliance against land grabbing facilitated by the (...) Read more >>

Rights for Sustainability and Sustainable Development Governance

Monday 12 March 2012As part of the Rights for Sustainability (R4S) Initiative, IBON International and Both Ends are inviting all civil society actors and government representatives to its side event entitled “Rights for Sustainability and Sustainable Development Governance”, which is slated for March 21, at 6:15 to 7:45 PM in Conference Room, North Lawn Building, UNHeadquarters, New York City, USA. This side event aims to promote a rights-based approach to sustainable development governance as a way of ensuring (...) Read more >>

People, Planet, & Water Update: DAY 1

Monday 12 March 2012Date: 10 March 2012 Source: Water for the People Network (WPN) Type: Press Release MARSEILLES, France—Days before the Alternative World Water Forum, France Libertes inaugurated the international civil society meeting, "People, Planet & Water" at the Hotel de Region Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur from March 9-10. It is a two-day event holding simultaneous workshops on themes such as: (i) right to water and sanitation; (ii) types of water management; (iii) water and the environment; and (iv) (...) Read more >>

Indigenous groups suffer from higher rates of violence against women

Wednesday 7 March 2012Source: Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) Keyword/s: violence, discrimination, indigenous women, human rights abuse, struggles for self-determination From 18 to 20 January 2012, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held an International Expert Group Meeting at UN Headquarters entitled “Combating violence against indigenous women and girls: Article 22 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” This conference applied a human rights (...) Read more >>

PLEASE ENDORSE: A water movement call to action for governments!

Wednesday 7 March 2012Global water justice movement call to action for governments on the implementation of the human right to water Marseille, March 2012 As members of the water justice movement gathered in Marseille, France to mobilize against the 6th World Water Forum, we issue this statement which also carries the voices of many from around the world who have not come to Marseille. We are in Marseille to give voice to the positive agenda of global water justice movements. We are here to oppose the (...) Read more >>

Is the "Green Economy" the new Washington Consensus?

Wednesday 7 March 2012Date: 8 February 2012 Author/s: Christophe Aguiton Keyword/s: Green economy, capitalism, Washington Consensus, trade and financial liberalization, privatization, structural adjustment, Zero Draft, exploitation The “Green Economy”: A New Phase of Capitalist Expansion and Structural Adjustment Today we are facing great risks — even a civilization crisis – manifest in many dimensions and exacerbated by unprecedented inequalities. Systems and institutions that sustain life and societies – such (...) Read more >>

NGOs expose the ‘reality’ behind Gujarat’s development

Wednesday 7 March 2012Several NGOs under the banner of ’Insaaf Ki Dagar par’ organised a one-day programme to expose the ’reality’ behind Gujarat’s development figures. Representatives of people’s movements in Kutch, Saurashtra, central and south Gujarat talked about their struggles against the government’s policies. Kadibenof Mahuva taluka who took part in the agitation against Nirma’s cement plant talked about how government officials tried to con them out of their land. "Earlier, when officials began building a (...) Read more >>

GABRIELA Philippines Solidarity Message on the International Working Women’s Day to the Women of the World

Wednesday 7 March 2012MARCH 8 International Women’s Day End imperialist exploitation and oppression of the people! Women of the world unite! Struggle for land, jobs, social services and rights! GABRIELA National Alliance of Women in the Philippines sends its solidarity to women all over the world in commemoration of March 8 International Women’s Day! This year, we commemorate the International Women’s Day amidst crisis and war. Poverty among the toiling people in countries all over the world worsens with the (...) Read more >>

IMA-HK, APMM condemn Malaysian government for crackdown on undocumented migrants, hold protest at Malaysian Consulate

Wednesday 7 March 2012Members and friends of the International Migrants alliance (IMA) in Hong Kong held a protest action last March 6 in front of the Consulate General of Malaysia to condemn the crackdown operations by the Malaysian government on undocumented migrants. Chanting "stop the crackdown, now", "no one is illegal", and "respect the rights of migrants", around 25 people marched from Harcourt Garden to the Malaysian Consulate to expose to the Hong Kong public the violations of the rights of migrants in (...) Read more >>

IBON/Water for the People Network Strategy Workshop in FAME

Wednesday 7 March 2012Resistance against Neoliberal Reforms: Local Struggles against Water Privatization and PPPs March 16 | 1:00 - 3:30 PM | Cabaret Rouge 3 With the World Bank’s rhetoric shifting to public-private partnerships (PPPs), we ask, is the partnership in PPPs a “meeting of equals,” or is there an imbalance that allows the other party to manipulate the relationship? The results of PPPs and privatization in the water sector that will be presented in the workshop, particularly in Nepal, Chile, (...) Read more >>

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