I am a River

I am a river. My source is in the Tibetan Tanggula Mountains. Tibetans call me Naqu River . When I enter the Yunnan Province, many . . .

World Bank’s New Environmental and Social Framework is a Huge Step Backward for Human Rights

This month, World Bank executives approved the third and final draft of its Environmental and Social Framework, much to the disappointment of human rights and . . .

Agua Sí. Oro ¡No!

In the highlands of northern Peru, a conflict brews between local campesinos (local farmers) and a complex network of international mining corporations. Locals fight to . . .

Out of the Conference Room and Into the Boat

This year, in celebration of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples , we do not think it is enough to highlight one, or even . . .

La Nación U'wa tomó una planta de gas en su tierra ancestral para protestar contra el gobierno Colombiano

Esta semana, la Nación U'wa tomó la planta de gas Gibraltar en una protesta pacífica, en contra del gobierno de Colombia. La planta de gas, . . .

U'wa Occupy Gas Plant on their Ancestral Land to Protest Colombian Government

This week, the U'wa nation occupied the Gibraltar gas plant in a nonviolent and collective protest against the Colombian government. The gas plant, which is . . .

Students Turn to Theatre to Learn About Free, Prior and Informed Consent

All eyes were on the young Lao woman as she opened a letter informing her that she’d won a scholarship to study human rights law . . .

Is the State Department weakening a key human rights tool in Myanmar based on a secret business survey?

Since 2013, U.S. investors with more than $500,000 invested in Myanmar (Burma) have been required to report about the impact of their investments on human . . .

International Yoga Day: Caring For Self While Caring For Others

Every day I take time to be mindful. On some days I’m able to be at peace for most of the day. On other days . . .

A Time for Change in Myanmar

Money drives our development model that’s corroding human rights and environmental health in favor of elitist and corporate benefits. That is undeniable. But, money also . . .