Mining

Beneath the Surface: Women Leading the Fight Against Mining

The Philippines is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for human rights defenders. Women activists are frequently targeted for their participation in resistance struggles, and as of May 2018, seventeen women defenders have been killed since the current president, Rodrigo Duterte, rose to power in 2016. In this “Beneath the Surface” installment, …

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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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Development Aggression as Economic Growth: A Report by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Development aggression through state, public-private partnerships and corporate projects – large dams, mines, logging, plantations, national parks… and the like – are displacing millions of indigenous peoples from their lands and territories… their traditional sources of subsistence, distinct cultures and ways of life. Indigenous peoples in their resource-rich lands are considered dispensable collateral damage in …

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