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Voices about the Amazon

Monday, 01 July 2019 13:18

#AmazonSourceofLife
CIDSE, in collaboration with REPAM, just released a series of 17 mini video interviews on the Amazon covering issues such as the upcoming Synod, nature, climate, gender equality, indigenous rights, land rights, corporate regulation and systemic change. All interviews last approx. 1.5 min each and are available on the CIDSE Youtube Channel with EN / ES / FR / GE / PT subtitles.

Published in Encyclical Laudato Si'

340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:50

In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations including CIDSE, are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil. The letter is addressed to presidents of the EU institutions ahead of the ministerial-level meeting next week in Brussels where EU and Mercosur foreign ministers aim to finalise the negotiations.
(Available in EN - DE - ES - FR - PT - see attachments below)

Vatican representative brings solidarity from the Pope to Brumadinho

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:56

Five months after the Brumadinho disaster, the Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Monsignor Bruno-Marie Duffé, visited the site as a representative of the Vatican to, as he described it, “show the solidarity and the fraternal thoughts of Pope Francis” and to witness the suffering of the affected communities. “Pope Francis says we must start by meeting with people and allowing ourselves to be moved by their situation of suffering.”

Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples (MAB)

Monday, 08 April 2019 11:03

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.

Mining disasters: Testimonies from Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:17

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

Published in B&HR Frameworks

Goodwill is not enough to prevent the next dam burst

Friday, 15 February 2019 08:56

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)

Published in B&HR Frameworks

Brazil mine waste dam collapse: The “announced tragedy” of Brumadinho reveals the cracks of a dangerous extractivist model

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 15:32

Together with its partners on the ground, CIDSE joins in solidarity the victims of this terrible socio-environmental disaster and reflects on prevention measures.

Published in Newsroom

Why we also need feminism in our organizations and organic farming experiments

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 16:15

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.

Published in Gender Equality Blog

Regional report of violation of human rights in the Amazonia

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 15:26

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 to our churches, organizations and society

Friday, 31 August 2018 10:59

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).

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