International Solidarity

Workshop Group on the Gendered Impacts of Mining--DECLARATION

 

Workshop Group on the Gendered Impacts of Mining
By Association of Women´s Rights in Development (AWID), Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center, Karapatan Alliance for People’s Rights, KAIROS

 

International People’s Conference on Mining

Manila, Philippines | July 30 – August 1, 2015


DECLARATION

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) have a very strong connection with their lands and territories, which they describe as a source of life. In addition, the environmental damage generated by the extractive industry impacts women’s ability to provide food and clean water for their families and communities. Also with the loss of land and displacement, women’s workload to provide for their families increases, including the impact on women who are trafficked and victims of forced migration. Destructive and large-scale mining also impacts on their and their families’ health, and their livelihood. 

For all these reasons, many women have taken leadership roles defending their lands and communities. They are building and strengthening their organizations and communities; creating spaces for the development of their capacities; leading protests and direct actions; asserting women’s voices in negotiation platforms, political and governance processes; and are building solidarity across communities and national borders to resist transgressions on their rights. Assuming these new roles has increased their visibility, but has also put them at greater risk. WHRDs are exposed to violence from businesses, governments and repressive institutions, including patriarchal structures that perpetuate violence. 

 

Workshop Group on the Gendered Impacts of Mining--DECLARATION 

Unconditional aid and shelter for Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshi refugees

Karapatan supports the call for unconditional provision for humanitarian aid and shelter for the Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshi refugees and asylum seekers.

We are alarmed at the statements by officials of the Philippine government putting conditions before providing aid to the refugees.  Immigration chief Siegfried Mison said that those without travel documents will be denied entry to the country, while Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose said that economic and security concerns will be taken into account. 

URGENT APPEAL FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE DR. G. N. SAIBABA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

Urgent Appeal of Commission 3 of the International League for People’s Struggles

On human rights in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural fields against state violence, national oppression, class exploitation and oppression, gender oppression, fascism, casteism, racism and religious bigotry; and justice and indemnification for the victims of illegal arrest and detention (especially political prisoners), violations of due process, torture, extra-judicial executions, disappearances, mass displacement, and other blatant forms of human rights violations

Free Dr Saibaba 

URGENT APPEAL FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE DR. G. N. SAIBABA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

STOP THE AGGRESSION AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE!

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights-Philippines vehemently condemns the heightening and continuing aggression against the people of Palestine through the intensifying indiscriminate aerial attacks the Israeli forces have launched in the Gaza strip, with the support of the United States government. 
 
 
 

MESSAGE TO THE FRENTE POPULAR REVOLUCIONARIO OF MEXICO ON ITS FOURTH CONGRESS

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights – Philippines fervently greets and congratulates the Frente Popular Revolucionario (FPR) on its fourth Congress on May 1 – 3, 2014.

We salute the FPR for its 13 years of endeavor to lay down the foundation for a strong and large national organization closely linked with the workers and masses of Mexico and deeply embroiled in their struggle.

We, the Filipino people, share with Mexico the same history of conquest and revolution. 

FREE THE PERUVIAN LAWYERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISTS!

FREE THE PERUVIAN LAWYERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISTS! 
April 29, 2014 

Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights – Philippines strongly condemns the arrest of four human rights lawyers, together with 34 political activists, in Peru on trumped-up charges. The lawyers, including Alfredo Crespo, Carlos Gamero and Manuel Fajardo, are counsels of political activists and prisoners, including the alleged leader of Sendero Luminoso, Abimael Guzman.