Posts Tagged Environmental justice

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Report: The Environment as the new battleground for human rights

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. 

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A new UN report finds that if companies internalized the environmental costs of their work, almost no industry would be profitable. As we’ve covered here before, it’s marginalized women and communities who pay that price. 

A new UN report finds that if companies internalized the environmental costs of their work, almost no industry would be profitable. As we’ve covered here before, it’s marginalized women

Three indigenous women walk, arms linked, faces painted. One of them is holding a megaphone.

Over 500 indigenous women protest Ecuador’s contract with Chinese oil company

Last week over 500 indigenous women and their allies came together in Puyo, Ecuador to denounce a contract the government recently signed with Chinese oil corporation Andes Petroleum.

Last week over 500 indigenous women and their allies came together in Puyo, Ecuador to denounce a contract the government recently signed with Chinese oil corporation Andes Petroleum.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In 2014 116 environmental activists were killed. Check out this map that shows where the murders happened.

Puerto Rican women are fighting back after a domestic violence mural that portrays women in the nude is vandalized in an attempt to cover them up.

Female genital cutting (also called female genital mutilation) is banned in Nigeria via the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015. Advocates insist that there is more work to do. The act also prevents men from leaving their families without providing financial support.

A federal judge found that San Fransisco police did not use excessive force when they shot and killed Alejandro “Alex” Nieto.

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In 2014 116 environmental activists were killed. Check out this map that shows where the murders happened.

Puerto Rican women are fighting back after a domestic violence mural that portrays women in the nude is ...

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Berta Cáceres, Honduran Indigenous and Environmental Rights Activist, Assassinated

Berta Cáceres, an Indigenous Honduran woman who won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her grassroots organizing against the Agua Zarca Dam in Rio Blanco, was assassinated in her home last night (March 3).

Berta Cáceres, an Indigenous Honduran woman who won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her grassroots organizing against the Agua Zarca Dam in Rio Blanco, was assassinated in her home last night (March 3).

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today is the anniversary of Yusor, Razan, and Deah’s murders in Chapel Hill last year: learn about #OurThreeWinners and their legacy from their closest friends and then read Mahroh on how we continue to ignore white violence against Muslim women.

Today is the anniversary of Yusor, Razan, and Deah’s murders in Chapel Hill last year: learn about #OurThreeWinners and their legacy from their closest friends and then read Mahroh on how we continue to ignore white ...

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