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Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples (MAB)
In the face of the brutal crime committed on March 22nd against a coordinator of the Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples in Brazil, the undersigned human rights and environmental organizations call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders are enforced.
Side event organised by Franciscans International, FIDH, FIAN, EURAC, CIDSE, Fastenopfer, Bread for All and WILPF during the UN Human Rights Council 40th Session.
Date: Geneva, 6 March 2019, 15:00-16:00 - Recording of the event
Venue: Palais des Nations - Room XXIV
The dam burst in Brazil is yet another tragic example of the mining sector's negligence in the area of the environment and human rights. Binding international regulations are urgently needed. (Original text in NL - see below)
Brazil mine waste dam collapse: The “announced tragedy” of Brumadinho reveals the cracks of a dangerous extractivist model
Together with its partners on the ground, CIDSE joins in solidarity the victims of this terrible socio-environmental disaster and reflects on prevention measures.
In every part of the world, women working on the land, in fisheries and picking crops have always been part of food production, rearing animals, processing crops in local markets and in protecting water sources and forests. In addition to those in front-line production, women in Non-Governmental Organizations, agricultural advisory services, teaching and public service are focusing on today’s problems and looking for alternatives to meet the challenges of making a decent living fairly and sustainably in rural areas and on our planet.
Weaving networks of resistance and struggle in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. A report by REPAM - Panamazonian Ecclesial Network - published with the support of Caritas Spain, MISEREOR, Adveniat; CAFOD and other solidarity partners. September 2018 (available in EN - ES - GE)
Public letter following the Meeting of Communities Impacted by Mining in Latin America, which took place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10, 2018. The meeting was co-organized by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), the Iglesias y Minería network, CIDSE, and the Department of Justice and Solidarity (DEJUSOL) of CELAM. (Available in EN / ES).
After Montreal in 2016, the World Social Forum is back in Brazil where it was first held in 2001. This year, it will take place in Salvador de Bahia from 13 to 17 March under the slogan “To resist is to create, to resist is to transform!” in a difficult national political context. We are looking forward to this space where alternatives to the current economic system are explored fostering our engagement for system change.
We are proud to launch CIDSE’s new “Voices for Change” blog. This blog space is dedicated to “systemic change.” It will reflect and analyse current issues that are challenging and transforming systems such as those for producing and consuming food or energy, at their intersection with greater systems of injustice: patriarchy, racism, colonialism or capitalism. It will also bring stories of change to break out of abusive and unjust systems, however small or big the change. We look forward to contributions from the CIDSE family, partners and allies to this blog space.
The mining model, as implemented in Brazil, of promoting the extraction of natural resources by the state in conjunction with transnational companies has caused countless socio-environmental conflicts. Mining profoundly modifies production and reproduction in life in the surrounding area, deepening inequality, as does patriarchy, destroying community ways of life and causing an immense environmental impact through the intensive use of electricity and water.