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Philippines: STOP THE ATTACKS AGAINST THE PEOPLE! (Official Statement of the CPA on Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s SONA)

Attacks against the people is bound to worsen Duterte’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) did not tackle the true state of the nation today. Instead of putting an end to the culture of impunity that reigns in the country, he will continue to disregard human rights and rule of law, and intensify the …

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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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Philippines: The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) warn Duterte: Dictators fall

“Stop criminalizing activism and legitimizing tyranny!” The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) held a press conference this morning to warn president Duterte of his imminent downfall for treading the path of dictators and demanded a stop to systematic attacks on human rights defenders, environmental activists and advocates of indigenous peoples’ rights. …

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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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Workshop Declaration: Advance The Right To Self-Determinated Development Of Indigenous Peoples

ASIA REGIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ WORKSHOP ON EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES,ENERGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS We, 68 participants of the ASIA REGIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ WORKSHOP ON EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, ENERGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, held in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines on April 20-22, 2014; representing 54 indigenous peoples organizations and advocate groups in Asia, Pacific, Africa, South America and USA; hereby …

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