indigenous groups


Ongoing armed conflict puts activists at even greater risk

Conditions for indigenous communities, activists and journalists continue to deteriorate in Colombia, especially in conflict areas. Read more

Ongoing armed conflict puts activists at even greater risk

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará

On 20th March 2017, two human right defenders were killed in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Pará. Read more

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará

New bill to regulate citizen participation under review in Ecuador

On 31st March 2017, the executive branch of the Ecuadorian government submitted a bill to the National Assembly on regulating "citizen participation and social control system". Read more

New bill to regulate citizen participation under review in Ecuador

Attempted seizure of human rights organisation's office in Bolivia

On 6th February approximately 30 individuals broke into the premises of Asamblea Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Bolivia (APDHB) while they were conducting a consultation with indigenous communities. The group verbally attacked APDHB president Amparo Carvajal and demanded the keys to the premises.
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Attempted seizure of human rights organisation's office in Bolivia

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Two prominent environmental and indigenous rights activists were killed in separate incidents in northern Mexico. Read more

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Honduran journalist murdered as all-out assault on media freedom continues

On 17th January, journalist Igor Padilla was murdered in San Pedro Sula. Five days earlier, two journalists from the same media outlet had been threatened with a video posted on social media.
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Honduran journalist murdered as all-out assault on media freedom continues

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru

On 3rd February, 60 armed men linked to illegal loggers entered in the territories of the Meantari community and threatened to kill the 25 Asháninkas families living there. Read more

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru

Conflict over mining on indigenous lands leads to widespread civic space abuses

In early January the environmental organisation Acción Ecológica denounced government attempts to close it down. Read more

Conflict over mining on indigenous lands leads to widespread civic space abuses

Mapuche protest in Santiago ends in repression

On 17th January, around 200 Mapuche activists took the streets of Santiago de Chile, demanding the release of political prisoners and an end to repression. Read more

Mapuche protest in Santiago ends in repression