Press release: Agroecology is not only about food: a new project analyses its dimensions and impacts
Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology.
CIDSE and Iglesias y Minería welcome Pastoral Exhortation of the Latin American Episcopal Conference
CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice organizations, and Iglesias y Minería, the ecumenical network of 70 grassroots organizations working on impacts of mining in Latin America, congratulate and welcome the recent publication of the Pastoral Exhortation of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean "Missionary Disciples Custodians of the Common Home, Discernment in light of Laudato si’," recognizing the valuable participatory effort in the elaboration of it.
The high level of violence against environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) is becoming a very worrisome phenomenon in Latin America. These kind of defenders, who operate, for example, in the context of the extraction of natural resources and megaprojects, are often left without any protection in the face of violations and abuses by states or private actors.
Press release: Justice for Berta Cáceres, protection for the defense of human rights in Latin America
The EU-LAT network and CIDSE together made up of more than 57 European and international organizations, echoing the requests of COPINH and backed by representatives of the European Parliament, demand justice, remembrance and the guarantee of non-repetition for Berta Cáceres, as well as for the defense of humanrights in Honduras and throughout Latin America.