Global Witness reports 227 land and environmental activists murdered in a single year, the worst figure on record
As the climate crisis intensifies, violence against defenders of the earth is escalating
Majority of Bunge shareholders vote for measures on deforestation but green groups issue urgent call for action
Top institutional shareholders in Bunge Limited yesterday threw their weight behind a call for the company to do more to protect forests in the Brazilian Cerrado
Without justice for the Pau D’Arco massacre, the killing of land rights defenders will continue
On January 26, Fernando dos Santos Araújo, land rights defender and survivor of the 2017 Pau D’Arco massacre, was shot and killed in the Brazilian state of Pará
Commodity traders ADM and Bunge linked to conflict-tainted palm oil in Indonesia
Global Witness investigation exposes how two US agribusiness giants – ADM and Bunge – source from Indonesian palm oil mills linked publicly to human rights abuses and land grabs.
Global Witness demands an urgent investigation into the disappearances of members of the Garífunas community in Honduras
Numerous witnesses have confirmed that these members of the indigenous community of Triunfo de la Cruz were seized from their homes on 18 July
Global Witness records the highest number of land and environmental activists murdered in one year – with the link to accelerating climate change of increasing concern
Our report sheds a light on the urgent role land and environmental defenders play in fighting climate breakdown
A letter to the Consumer Goods Forum: It’s Time to Stop the Fires and Deliver on ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ Commitments
Companies should be delivering on crucial deforestation commitments.
Governments and business must stand up for land and environmental defenders now, so that they can help build a more resilient and fair future for us and our planet
At Global Witness, we’re committed to being part of the movement for a more resilient planet going forward. This includes standing up for land and environmental activists. States and business must do the same
Organisations Urge Colombian Government to Protect Activists and Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic
Over 100 civil society organisations urged the government of Colombia to adopt all measures necessary to guarantee the safety of human rights defenders
‘Material risks growing’ for businesses failing to engage with human rights defenders
New investor due diligence briefing from Global Witness and BHRRC outlines material risks and actions for investor to take as human rights defenders face increasing threats.
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