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21/09/2020

Activist Turns Adversity into a Fresh Start for Refugee Women

Human Wrongs Watch

By Catherine Wachiaya in Nairobi, Kenya and Yonna Tukundane in Nakivale, Uganda*

Congolese rights activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her work with fellow refugees in Uganda.  |  Français

5f50e9aa2Congolese rights activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda is the Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Africa. © UNHCR/Esther Ruth Mbabazi

Activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda has touched many lives in the three years since she arrived at Uganda’s Nakivale refugee settlement.

21 September 2020 (UNHCR)* — To the children at the reception centre, the 49-year-old with a ready smile is a dedicated English teacher.

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21/09/2020

Chile: Mapuche People Reject Sale of Ancestral Territory

Human Wrongs Watch

The paradisiac island is the property of Paul Fontaine and Rodrigo Danús, who is the nephew of Pinochet’s former economy minister and ally General Luis Danús Covian.

Aerial view os Guafo Island. Aerial view os Guafo Island. | Photo: @pyz30

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“We are asking the government to consider returning [the island],” said the leader of Indigenous communities Lafkenche de Quellón, Cristian Chiguay.
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20/09/2020

Why Are Indonesian Fishing Crews Dying?

20/09/2020

Uncertain Future for Migrant Workers, in a Post-Pandemic World

19 September 2020 (UN News)* — The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put a freeze on migration. But will the movement of people recover once the current crisis is over? In an interview with UN News, Gary Rynhart, a senior official at the UN labour agency, ILO, explains why a return to “normal” is unlikely, and migrants will probably face a very different job market.
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IOM/Benjamin Suomela | Burmese migrant worker in Bangkok, Thailand.
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20/09/2020

Critical Underfunding Exacerbated by COVID-19 Pushing Millions of Displaced People to the Edge

20/09/2020

After 75 Years, UN Claims 50:50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of Its Ultimate Goals

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 2020 (IPS)* – When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses’ enclosed offices.

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While women have come a long way since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action nearly 25 years ago, they still lag behind on virtually every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Credit: UN Women, India

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20/09/2020

Brazil: Indigenous People Demand Land Demarcation Against COVID

During the pandemic, several communities entered lockdown to avoid bringing in the virus.

Members of the Kayapos ethnic group block the B3-163 highway as a protest against the scarce health resources assigned to them, against the Ferrogrão railroad, in Novo Progresso, Pará. August, 2020.

Members of the Kayapos ethnic group block the B3-163 highway as a protest against the scarce health resources assigned to them, against the Ferrogrão railroad, in Novo Progresso, Pará. August, 2020. | Photo: EFE

18 September 2020 (teleSUR)* — Brazil Indigenous Missionary Council (Cimi) said on Friday that the lack of demarcation of Indigenous territory promotes an increase of COVID-19 cases among native communities.

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20/09/2020

“My Land Is My Life”


Human Wrongs Watch

Promoting equal access to land and livelihoods in Lebanon

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Afaf Qaddouh has taken advantage of an FAO project in Lebanon designed to make land more productive and improve land management practices. ©FAO/Ralph Azar

18 September 2020 (FAO)* — Afaf Qaddouh had assisted her father in working their land in Zawtar El Sharkiyeh in the South of Lebanon ever since she was a little girl. When he passed away, it became hers. She didn’t know then how important this land would become to her.

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20/09/2020

Run for Their Lives: Free App Challenges Users to Outrun a Pangolin, Tiger and Elephant in Clarion Call for Conservation

Human Wrongs Watch

Nairobi, 17 September 2020 (UN Environment)* – The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and adidas Runtastic are again teaming up with Internet of Elephants and other conservation organizations to challenge runners to outrun iconic endangered individual wild animals in a bid to rally support for biodiversity protection worldwide.

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19/09/2020

Amazon Heroes Who Don’t Give Up

Human Wrongs Watch

By Manuella Libardi*

The Guardians of the Forest, a group of indigenous Guajajara in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, struggle to defend their land from invaders and to guarantee their survival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 September 2020 (openDemocracy)* — If we ask Olimpio Santos Guajajara when the Guardians of the Forest were founded, his answer would be very simple: in 1500, the year the Portuguese landed in Brazil with an armada under the command of Pedro Álvares Cabral.

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