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Canadian Embassy in Mexico backs human rights abuses by mining company

This sign outside the La Platosa mine says, "Water unfit for human consumption." (Prometeo Lucero/Red TDT via CBCNews)

A new report from MiningWatch Canada alleges that the Canadian Embassy in Mexico is supporting human rights abuses related to… Read More »

Colombia and FARC rebels to clear landmines

Colombia and FARC rebels to clear landmines

The Colombian government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) rebels have reached an agreement to remove landmines, improvised explosive… Read More »

Nobel Laureates provide safeguard recommendations to World Bank

Nobel Laureates provide safeguard recommendations to World Bank

The Nobel Women’s Initiative has sent an open letter to the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, expressing… Read More »

Colombian activist faces death threat

Mayerlis Angarita - UN Women Soraya Hoyos

Criminal group Los Costeños Auc sent a death threat to Mayerlis Angarita, a leader for victims of violence in Colombia,… Read More »

Include women in peace processes: Nobel Laureates

Nobel Laureates signed the final Istanbul Declaration and Call to Action on women and peace.

Nobel laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi joined Tawakkol Karman in Turkey this week for the “Istanbul Conference on Peace… Read More »

Mexican court acquits human rights defender

Lucila Bettina Cruz Velazquez

A Mexican court has acquitted indigenous human rights defender Lucila Bettina Cruz Velazquez of all charges against her. Bettina Cruz… Read More »

#SurvivorsUnited delegation wraps up in Colombia

womens groups

The #SurvivorsUnited delegation has returned home after a powerful week in Colombia to share the needs and demands of sexual… Read More »

#SurvivorsUnited urges women’s inclusion in Colombia peace process

Mujeres Nobels de Paz 09

Delegates from the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict‘s #SurvivorsUnited delegation to Colombia – including Nobel… Read More »

Tawakkol Karman urges peaceful protest in Yemen

Tawakkol Karman urges peaceful protest in Yemen

Yemen’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman is urging citizens of Yemen to rise against the Houthi coup and continue… Read More »

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