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The Sarayaku people form one of the oldest settlements of the Kichwa People in the province of Pastaza in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and include approximately 1,300 people. In 1996, Ecuador signed a contract with the Empresa Estatal de Petróleos del Ecuador (PETROECUADOR) and a group formed with CGC (Compañía General de Combustibles, a subsidiary of Chevron, in Argentina) and la Petrolera Ecuador San Jorge S.A. for oil exploration and exploitation in Sarayaku lands.

The 16th of October is World Food Day, celebrated around the world as a means to promote effective approaches to ending hunger. However, with nearly one billion of people suffering from hunger, World Food Day also marks another year of serious violations of the right to food.

The 16th of October is World Food Day, celebrated around the world as a means to promote effective approaches to ending hunger. However, with nearly one billion of people suffering from hunger, World Food Day also marks another year of serious violations of the right to food. The right to food is a fundamental human right, recognized in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11 of the and General Comment 12 of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. 

ESCR-Net member, Ekta Parishad, has achieved a massive victory. Just nine days after the launch of the Jansatyagraha, a historic march to demand a right to land and livelihood, the Government of India announced its acceptance of the movement’s key demands.

Position paper by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum regarding serious human rights and environmental concerns about planned mega-city, Zulfiqarabad.

Ekta Parishad is mobilizing a 100,000 person march - the Jan Satyagraha - to claim land as a human rights, and are calling upon social movements and human rights advocates world wide to join them in a global movement to promote a right to land and livelihood.

ESCR-Net together with SERI, the NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR and the Norwegian Centre on Human Rights convened a three-day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka
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Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR
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India
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Women & ESCR
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
OP-ICESCR
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Belgium
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Monitoring
OP-ICESCR