Extractive Industries

Cambodia: Save Areng Valley

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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: #StopLumadKillings

Facebook Twitter Related Statemens Sorry, we couldn’t find any posts. Please try a different search. 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 …

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Extractive Industries and Energy Projects and Their Impacts to Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Asia is the largest of the world’s continents, covering approximately 1/3 of the Earth’s land area. It is the world’s most populous continent, with roughly 60% of the world’s total population, and the most demographically diverse. “Asia’s natural resources are among the richest and most diverse in the planet. The region holds 20% of the …

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Mining the Womb of the Earth: Struggles of Indigenous Women Against Destructive Mining

This publication is a collection of stories of struggle of some indigenous women in Asia who directly face the negative impacts of mining. These testimonies have been shared earlier in the following fora: 1. National Consultation Workshop on ASEAN Mechanisms, Corporate Social Responsibilities and Indigenous Peoples, Baguio City, Philippines, 13 – 14 November 2010 2. …

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Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives On Development

The mainstream development paradigm being promoted by capitalist countries is now proving to be very unsustainable with the worsening financial and economic crises adversely affecting the majority of the world’s population. This form of modern development is very extractive and extremely destructive to the natural environment, exploitative by nature, highly materialistic, and mainly driven by …

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