Two Filipino environmental advocates violently abducted after opposing controversial airport project
Global Witness strongly condemns the reported abduction of Jhed Tamano (22) and Jonila Castro (21), two youth environmental advocates last seen more than a week ago in the province of Bataan, on the Philippines island of Luzon.
Joint statement on suspension of reclamation projects in Manila Bay, Philippines
Global Witness and Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment welcome news that all reclamation projects in Manila Bay are suspended, pending a government review.
Global Witness strongly condemns the criminalisation of four land and environmental activists as ‘terrorists’ in the Philippines
Global Witness strongly condemns the criminalisation of four leaders of environmental and Indigenous rights group Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), who have been designated as ‘terrorist’ suspects by the Anti-Terrorism Council in the Philippines.
Statement on harassment of Kalikasan and Centre for Environmental Concerns
We are concerned by the news that our Filipino partner Kalikasan and the Center for Environmental Concerns are suffering a fresh wave of surveillance and red-tagging amidst a spate of arrests of land and environmental 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.
Global Witness statement on Philippines government response to 'Defending the Philippines'
It's disappointing, that after clear evidence of growing attacks against land and environmental defenders in the Philippines, the government continues to shirk responsibility
New investigation reveals failure in government’s promises to Filipino citizens on corporate greed and the environment; as attacks against land and environmental defenders escalate
Shocking evidence of widespread attacks against land and environmental defenders, with the Philippines government failing to act
Global Witness statement on Kalikasan and Center for Environmental Concerns Philippines
Global Witness wishes to express its support for these organisations and calls upon the government to guarantee the security of their members
Revealed: Del Monte Philippines' growers implicated in violent attacks against indigenous activists as attacks against land and environmental defenders escalate
Del Monte Philippines and their pineapple grower - suspected of ordering alleged attacks on indigenous activists.
Filipino defender receives prestigious Alexander Soros Foundation Award – as indigenous activists mark a year since army massacre
Rene Pamplona wins this year’s Alex Soros Foundation Award for his tireless work to protect indigenous people
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