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Video Volunteers continues to train community activists to document the struggles of social movements and grassroots organizations to defend human rights in the Gandhamardan hills in Odisha, India

Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International expressed disappointment over ANZ Bank’s decision to cut business ties with the Cambodian firm Phnom Penh Sugar without first ensuring redress for the grave harms caused to hundreds of families

On 30 June, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Mexico to urge full protection for the rights of the Yaqui indigenous people who face serious threats as a result of the development of the “Independence Aqueduct” in the state of Sonora

Minority Rights Group International welcomes the adoption by the World Heritage Committee of a decision requiring the government of Kenya to ‘ensure full and effective participation of the Enderois in the management of Lake Bogoria through their own representative institutions'

Laureates expressed their support to the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People about the ongoing pollution in Ogoniland and urge the Nigerian President to take action on the Ogoni UNEP report, three years after it was submitted

Thanks to the advocacy actions of TierraViva, Dejusticia and others, on May 21 the Paraguayan House of Representatives approved a law for the restitution of the Sawhoyamaxa lands.

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights launched an Issue Brief that discusses the dangerous work of defending rights to land, housing and productive resources

Mobilized by Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB), thousands of people affected by dams came together in 10 states of Brazil to demand a National Rights Policy for People Affected by Dams (PNAB) and to denounce the increase of the price of electric energy, during the International Day of  Struggle Against Dams on March 14th.

On behalf of Ogiek Peoples' Development Programme (OPDP), Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Centre for Minority Rights (CEMIRIDE) inform that the hearing against the Government of Kenya at the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights related to the Ogiek community has been scheduled. The case, originally scheduled to be heard on 13 and 14 March, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania, will now be heard in June 2014.

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Endorois Welfare Council (EWC) condemns the use of excessive force by the Kenyan police against the Endorois community in the Mochongoi Forest, Marigat, Baringo County.