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Data and evidence can play a crucial role in advancing social justice and human rights. Yet ESCR-Net members have recognized that too often data production does not reflect the lived realities of peoples who face poverty, inequality and injustice.

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ESCR-Net’s Strategic Plan (2017-2021) calls on the Network to “counter growing repression, reinforcing the credibility and capacity of human rights defenders and connecting reprisals to underlying ESCR issues.” In the past few months, ESCR-Net has taken several steps in pursuit of this goal....

Video Volunteers (VV) runs India's only reporting network that is focused exclusively on providing broad coverage from the poorest, most media-dark districts in India. Their...

The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), part of the Habitat International Coalition, collaborated with two other organizations, Fields of View and the Forum against EWS Land Grab, in order to conduct a study and produce an impact assessment on the current, negative effects...

Ekta Parishad is preparing to launch a new campaign for poor and marginalized people called Jai Jagat 2020. “Jagat,” in Hindi, means “all people in the world”....

Lok Shakti Abhiyan joined the wider leadership of the National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM) to call on...

On 9 June 2017, a law student, Stalin, was detained in India for 18 hours under suspicion of being part of a smuggling network. According to the Asian Human Rights Commission...

Indian social movement leader Prafulla Samantara has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize...

Around the world, social movements and human rights advocates are celebrating the definitive suspension of the POSCO-India project. The project, which represented the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India’s history, entailed a massive integrated...