Extractive Industries

Philippines: Assert our Right to Self-Determination

August 7, 2017 We stand in solidarity with all indigenous peoples of the world in celebrating  World Indigenous Peoples’ Day on August 9, in assertion of our right to self-determination, identity and culture. We mark this day amidst intensified neoliberal attacks on indigenous peoples rights all over the world. The intensifying plunder and exploitation of …

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Philippines: Indigenous rights groups appeal Duterte to drop trumped-up charges against Igorot activist Sarah Abellon-Alikes

Mr. Rodrigo DutertePresident of the Republic of the Philippines Re: Drop the trumped-up charges against Igorot activist Sarah Abellon-Alikes and Stop the Vilification of Human Rights Activists Dear President Duterte: Greetings from the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). We, the undersigned, express our deep concern and condemnation on the trumped-up charges filed against Igorot activist …

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AIPP Statement: International Women’s Day

Be Bold for Change International Women’s DayMarch 08, 2017 On March 08, 2017, we are once again celebrating International Women’s Day. We, as indigenous women, join in solidarity for this year’s theme: ‘Be Bold for Change’. On this day, we call for all indigenous women, our allies and advocates to join the worldwide mobilizations, as the global community …

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Cambodia: CSOs condemn the unfair conviction of Mother Nature activists San Mala, Try Sovikea and Sim Somnang

While we, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”), welcome the long overdue release of Mother Nature activists San Mala, Try Sovikea and Sim Somnang, we strongly condemn their conviction for acting as instigators to the offence of ‘threatening to destroy property accompanied by an order’ under Articles 28 and 424 of the Cambodian Penal Code. …

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Setting Indigenous Standards for the Aluminum Industry

The Indigenous Peoples Advisory Forum to the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) was formally established over the weekend in Kuantan, Pahang. The Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a standards-setting and certification organization that recognizes and fosters the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. A small group of indigenous experts, community leaders and NGO representatives met from …

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Voices of indigenous women human rights defenders from the Philippines

The non-recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to their ancestral lands in the Philippines remains to be their core problem. The laws and policies promulgated by the Philippine government, especially those that pertain to the use and ownership of lands, deprive the indigenous peoples the right to manage, own, control and utilise their territories and resources …

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Mining, the Aluminium Industry, and Indigenous Peoples: Enhancing Corporate Respect for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

There is now increasing global attention on how to change “business as usual” practices of corporations so that they account for environmental sustainability, ensure respect for human rights and contribute to equitable development. Finding ways to ensure that corporations respect and support the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples remains a challenge in securing …

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Philippines: Indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia call for immediate end to continued killings and abuses of Lumads in Mindanao

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)Public Statement 20 October 2015 – More than seventy indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia are calling for an end to the continued killings of and other abuses against Lumads in Mindanao in their joint letter of appeal letter to President Benigno Aquino III after another Lumad leader was killed last September. …

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Philippines: #StopLumadKillings

Facebook Twitter Related Statemens No new related statements yet!!! Related News Philippines: Lumad women, their inter-generational struggle for self-determination August 14, 2019 DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Like other women of society, the Lumad women have taken various roles in their society. From farming to raising children while … Read More → Related Videos The story …

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