Major hydroelectric projects in Mongolia continue to demonstrate a lack of transparency, accountability for transboundary environmental impacts, and a resistance toward meaningful consultation with impacted communities.
In the first few months of 2019, China bought about half of Iran’s crude oil exports.
In a sweeping victory, the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Narendra Modi has returned to power in India’s elections. It’s a profoundly disturbing development. The most pressing concern about the BJP government is its systematic persecution of India’s minorities, particularly Muslims. What’s even less known about the Modi government outside India is its abysmal environmental record.
In September 2000, a journalist from Mumbai began investigating an indigenous resistance movement against bauxite mining in India’s Orissa state. Darryl D’Monte’s commitment galvanized his position as one of India’s most prominent environmental reporters. D’Monte, a giant of India’s environmental movement, passed away after an illness on March 16.
For her work to get justice for survivors of rape by security forces and the police, Soni Sori received the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. In this interview, she talks about why the state wants to erase Adivasi identity. "We have to keep fighting," she explains. "If we choose to be mute spectators, it would be the victory of evil and injustice."
In an historic first, thousands of people participated in a 10,000-kilometer long Dignity March across India to raise awareness about sexual violence, bring an end to stigma faced by survivors, and highlight the barriers women and children face in accessing justice.