🌏 Guardians of the Earth: our commitment to Climate & Environmental Defenders 🌿
From September 19th-20th, Manushya Foundation and community partners, the Phichit Villagers and Sab Wai Villagers, have actively engaged in two significant UN dialogues on the rights of Environmental Human Right Defenders in order to highlight the importance of putting people over profit, while providing real life examples of the consequences when governments, investors and institutions fail to do so.
To learn more about how Thailand’s “false” climate policies are harming Thailand’s forest communities, explore Devex’s latest article ‘Thailand’s forest communities fall victim to country’s climate promises’ which builds upon insights from Manushya’s 2023 Report ‘Just Transition, Extractive Sector and Human Rights in Thailand’.
Every October, the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on transnational corporations (OEIGWG) convenes in Geneva, bringing together states, civil society organizations, and passionate advocates. Their mission: to confront a pressing issue, the imperative need for a Binding Treaty that addresses human rights violations committed by corporations on a global scale. For nine consecutive years, a coalition of feminists ‘The Feminists for a Binding Treaty’ #F4BT, of which Manushya is an integral part, have actively participated in these negotiations, all with a singular aim — to infuse a feminist perspective into the binding treaty.
Manushya Foundation stands in solidarity with the Palestinian People, for their liberation from Israel's apartheid and illegal occupation. As we are a member of ESCR-net, we encourage you to watch and read the powerful intervention delivered by Wesam Ahmad, the Director of Al-Haq Palestine, Palestinian Center for Applied International Law, on 24 October 2023, during the 9th session of the Binding Treaty negotiations (October 23rd-27th).
Amazing Indigenous Women Victory in Thailand's Omkoi district, 9 August 2023
Just Energy Transition and the suppression of Vietnam's climate activists: what does it mean for the Mekong region?, 7 July 2023
#SaveSabWaiVillagers from unfair land eviction!, 2 February 2023
Manushya pushes back against Corporate Capture at the UN BHR Forum, 9 December 2022
All you need to know about the #WeAreJustTransition Movement, 28 November 2022
Thailand’s NAP-BHR: What is a NAP-BHR & Why We Don’t Want It?, 7 October 2022
#StopSLAPP: Women Human Rights Defenders push back against SLAPP charges!, 29 September 2022
#SaveSabWaiVillagers: How we seek Justice before the UN to Save Sab Wai Villagers from forced evictions and extreme poverty, 10 August 2022
#JusticeForPhichit: Free trade agreements: Corporate greed makes the right to water of Phichit villagers distant reality, 29 April 2022
UPR Factsheet: Adverse Impact of Bilateral and Regional Free Trade Agreements, 29 September 2021
UPR Factsheet: People and Planet over Profit in Thailand, 13 September 2021
Joint UPR Submission: Land-Related Rights, Forest Conservation Laws & Climate Change Policies, 25 March 2021
Joint UPR Submission: The Rights of Indigenous Women in Thailand, 25 March 2021