Indigenous peoples

International Solidarity with the Zapatista Community Moisés Gandhi

National and international statement in response to the aggression against the community of Moses Gandhi To the peoples of Mexico and the world  To the individuals, collectivities and peoples who defend Life  To those who feel the urgency to act…

Holding Junta accountable: The International Court of Justice case of Gambia vs. Myanmar

Myanmar’s counter-memorial on the International Court of Justice case of Rohingya genocide was extended for the second time. The International Court of Justice issued an order on May 12th, pushing the timeframe for Myanmar’s counter-memorial to Gambia’s claims from May…

Expecting a more proactive diplomatic role from the international community in resolving the Rohingya crisis

While we have seen some progress towards the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees, most have been nothing more than discussions and theoretical demonstrations assessing what could happen after repatriation. By Harunur Rasid However, such slow progress presents a number of…

2023 wildfires in western Canada worst on record for spring

Thousands of people have lost their homes or businesses to wildfires that are spread out across western Canada in the province of Alberta. To date, the province has responded to 520 wildfires. In total, the fires have burnt 1,017,000 hectares.…

“Protected areas without salmon farms”: Joint Parliamentary Committee and critical points of the draft law for nature (SBAP)

Commission to resolve a critical point of the SBAP bill related to industrial concessions in protected areas Bill creating the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Service (SBAP) in Joint Parliamentary Committee The Joint Commission is to resolve disputes between the two…

Challenging the status quo as Himba youth in Namibia call for change in traditional norms and culture

As technology develops at a dizzying rate, cultures rooted in traditions that go back centuries are struggling to adapt, with older generations either unimpressed or frightened by the tidal wave of change that threatens them with extinction. Will peoples such…

German solidarity group demand inclusive negotiation on genocide between Namibia and Germany

On March 8th, the Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) held a protest in front of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, drawing attention to the demands of genocide descendants to be included in negotiations between Namibia and Germany. The…

Children learn how to sow and harvest water

Innovative initiative. Faced with the effects of climate change, the Fondo Sierra Azul (UEFSA) unit of the Peruvian Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation has started a cycle of training courses on planting and harvesting water for sixth-grade students and…

Paying tribute to the victims of genocide in Namibia

Every year, descendants of the Nama-Ovaherero tribes gather at Swakopmund Memorial Park Cemetery in Namibia during the month of March to pay tribute to their ancestors who were victims of the genocide that took place from 1904-1908. Swakopmund, a town…

A day in the lives of communities living in rural Namibia

In our Nonviolent Journalism course, 2023, we set participants the task of producing a photostory on a topic of their choosing. Rosemary’s story, below, is a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in rural Namibia. Living in the rural…

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