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1 August 2019
It is estimated that 104 environmental activists have been killed in the Philippines since 2016. A report from the international watchdog organization, Global Witness, has called the Philippines the “deadliest country in the world” for land and environmental defenders. The release, from the Global…
19 July 2019
O Centro Regional do Sudeste Asiático para Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Agricultura (SEARCA) está aceitando inscrições para seu programa de Subsídio de Viagem para reforçar os esforços e recursos do Centro na promoção do desenvolvimento agrícola e rural inclusivo e sustentável (ISARD) para a…
18 July 2019
A propósito das alterações climáticas que castigam países em todo o mundo, a Conferência dos Bispos Católicos das Filipinas (CBCF) acaba lançar uma carta pastoral onde trata dessas alterações e apelam para a implementação de ações concretas que invertam o ciclo de devastação do planeta. A Carta…
27 June 2019
A regional workshop on “Strengthening the Accessibility and Visibility of Agricultural and Land Data through the Use of Semantics - AGRIS in Europe and Central Asia” was held by FAO in collaboration with the LandPortal Foundation (the Netherlands) in Moscow, 27-28 June 2019, hosted by the Central…
29 April 2019
A study conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources showed that 180 of 421 rivers and other bodies of water nationwide are so heavily polluted they may soon be declared biologically dead. The DENR study showed that the biggest culprit was domestic sewage followed by commercial…
21 March 2019
NEW DELHI - A push to formalise land claims, map settlements and digitise records is not always in the best interests of vulnerable communities, and may even lead to greater rights abuses, analysts warned on Friday. From Peru to the Philippines, governments are curtailing the rights of indigenous…
8 March 2019
  These are dark days if you care about justice. New estimates reveal that over 5 billion people live outside the protection of the law. These are people who can be driven from their land, intimidated by violence, and excluded from society. Against the backdrop of this staggering figure, community…
21 January 2019
The move is aimed at ending decades of deadly conflict and granting greater control over land and natural resources BANGKOK - Nearly three million minority Muslims in southern Philippines voted on Monday in a referendum on autonomy, a move that is aimed at ending decades of deadly conflict and…
14 December 2018
Joan Carling is an indigenous rights activist and environmental defender from the Philippines. She has been defending land rights from grassroots to international levels for more than 20 years. Her main concerns include protection of land rights of indigenous peoples, ensuring sustainable…
7 November 2018
By most accounts, Benjamin Ramos died doing exactly what he had always done as a human rights lawyer: helping his clients free of charge. On the evening of November 6, Ramos was taking a break from assisting a client when gunmen on a motorcycle shot him three times. Ramos was 56 years old.  Ramos…
22 October 2018
MANILA, Philippines — The deaths of nine sugar workers in Negros Occidental over the weekend is a sign of continuing social injustice, a land rights advocacy group that has been working with farmers on Negros island said Monday. "The agrarian reform program began 30 years ago and thousands of farm…
28 August 2018
New UN report highlights drastic increase in violence and legal harassment driven by rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands A significant pattern of abuse has emerged in a wide variety of countries, in which both physical violence and legal prosecution are used against…