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©2019 by Manushya Foundation.

Founded in 2017, Manushya Foundation serves as a bridge to engage, mobilise, and empower agents of change by: connecting humans through inclusive coalition building and; by developing strategies focused at placing local communities’ voices in the centre of human rights advocacy and domestic implementation of international human rights obligations and standards.

 

Manushya Foundation strengthens the solidarity and capacity of communities and grassroots to ensure they can constructively raise their own concerns and provide solutions in order to improve their livelihoods and the human rights situation on the ground.

JOINT LETTER: INTERNATIONAL COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALLS GOVERNMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR ACTION AGAINST THE DANGERS OF HYDROPOWER DAMS

In the context of the World Hydropower Congress that took place in Paris from 14 to 16 May 2019, Manushya Foundation joined an international coalition of more than 250 civil society organisations to warn against the dangers of hydropower dams in a joint letter released on 13 May 2019. 

 

The statement urges governments, businesses and international financial institutions to put an end to the implementation of hydroelectric dam projects, highlighting the harmful impact they have on the environment and local communities (especially indigenous peoples), their failure to comply with international climate agreements and to achieve sustainable development.