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Defending the environment, the key to saving the planet

On World Environment Day, we share how social organisations from different parts of the world have been working to defend environmental rights, despite the obstacles they face.

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Interview: The Global South calls for real actions to fight Climate Change

Organizations from Mexico and Colombia shared with us how climate change is affecting human rights advocacy work and what they expect from the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

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Discourses on Sustainable Development: Perspectives of defenders in environmental conflicts

There is no doubt that to mitigate climate change and ensure the existence and health of future generations, it is necessary to join efforts and transform the ways we produce energy.

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Support to work against discrimination

Many of the NHRF’s grantees work with groups facing multiple forms of discrimination based on their gender, caste, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and other diverse identities. Supporting marginalised groups to take the lead in their fight against discrimination is a core component of the NHRF’s work.

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Women taking the lead in the defense of the human rights of miners and their families

On February 19 2006, 65 miners were trapped in the Pasta de Conchos coal mine after a methane explosion in the Mexican state of Coahuila. To this date, only two of the 65 bodies have been retrieved. NHRF’s partner organization, Organización Familia Pasta de Conchos (OFPC), works to ensure that the recovery process of the remaining 63 miners moves forward, as well as fighting for better working conditions for miners in the region. Read the blog written by OFPC’s founder, Cristina Auerbach.

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2020

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on the 9th of August. The day is observed to raise awareness and protect the rights of indigenous communities across the world, as well as to recognizing the importance of indigenous peoples’ contributions to improve important issues, such as protection of the environment.

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