Category Archives: Human Rights

International Women’s Day 2016

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As we continue to mourn the death of the courageous Indigenous Leader Bertha Caceres just a few days ago, let’s remember that March 8 is not just another day on the calendar. It’s a day for action, for honouring and … Continue reading

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Urgent Action: Environmental Activist Assassinated in Honduras

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Witness to the assassination of Honduran indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres being held in Honduras.

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Just Film Festival 2016

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Pop the popcorn and dim the lights – the Just Film Festival 2016 arrives Feb 11-13. For complete information and to buy tickets visit justfilm.org.

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A message of thanks from NOMADESC

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I sometimes wonder when I sign urgent actions and petitions what impact they have. Do leaders listen? Are our concerns heard? One thing is certain – our partners on whose behalf we write these urgent actions most certainly do hear … Continue reading

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Urgent Action: Colombian Union Leaders Receive Death Threats

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Dear friends, This week we received disturbing news from our partner NOMADESC in Valle de Cauca, Colombia informing us of new, very explicit death threats against labour leaders in the region. Among those threatened is teacher activist Julian Lozano, with … Continue reading

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