AID/WATCH recently participated in the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples Forum (ACSC/APF) held in Bangkok with the Asia Pacific Gathering on Human Rights and Extractives and the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN). The following statement from Asia Pacific Gathering on Human Rights and Extractives during the ACSC/APF was endorsed by AID/WATCH.
“Simply put, Lynas has never had a social licence to operate – this would never be allowed here in Australia.”
Friends of the Earth Australia, AID/WATCH, together with Australian chapters of Malaysian BERSIH Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections and Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Melbourne (SABMOZ) have responded to a petition that has gained momentum in Malaysia demanding that Australia suspends Lynas’ rare earth export to Malaysia because Lynas has no safe disposal facility for its radioactive waste.
AID/WATCH partner from the Paga Hill community and human rights defender Allan Mogerama talks to Hilda Wayne on ABC Radio National’s Wantok program about his community’s ongoing #Justice4Paga campaign that seeks redress for the human rights violations they have faced with the illegal eviction of their informal settlement, and compensation for their homes that were demolished by two Australian companies, the Paga Hill Development Company and Curtain Brothers and the PNG State.
“I really do question whether this should happen it undermines the integrity of the aid program interns of the extent to which it is seen to not be delivering on its purpose which is to offer development assistance.“ James Goodman, Chair of AID/WATCH
MEDIA RELEASE: A resilient community from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s capital city was represented by Human Rights Defender and Paga Hill youth leader, Allan Mogerema at the Human Rights Defender’s Advocacy Program (HRDAP) with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) from 17-28 June in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Mogerema delivered a joint statement at the 41st UN Human Rights Council.
Statement by Business and Human Rights Thematic group from Human Rights Defender’s Advocacy Program, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
AID/WATCH partner, Allan Mogerema, Human Rights Defender and Paga Hill youth leader, was selected for the Human Rights Defender’s Advocacy Program (HRDAP) with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) from 17-28 June in Geneva, Switzerland. Allan delivered a joint statement at the 41st UN Human Rights Council. June 25, 2019
Join us in 2019 to support AID/WATCH in building a collaborative ‘Global Justice Project’ to establish a new focus on a wide range of global justice campaigning in Australia.
2018 was a year of consolidation for AID/WATCH, where we rebuilt our internal structures, strengthened our on-the-ground links with community-based organisations in Papua New Guinea, and collaborated with partner organisations in Australia to undertake joint campaigning. Through the year we developed a new proposal for a new ‘Global Justice Project’, which is now to be created in 2019.
Around the world, communities, nature and the climate are being devastated by large scale extraction of minerals and metals. Driven by a growth-obsessed economic system that is exceeding planetary limits and mass unsustainable consumption by the few, the world’s appetite for minerals is growing insatiably, encouraging aggressive corporate tactics and state violence to secure resources.
Come along to USYD on Thursday 15 November to watch a The Opposition documentary about the Paga Hill land grab followed by a discussion about all things APEC, Aid & Land Grabbing with Paga Hill community leader Allan Mogerema, AID/WATCH co-founder & former Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and AID/WATCH Campaign Coordinator, Natalie Lowrey.
The world believes that aid is used to rebuild the lives of those most in need, but is this the truth? Disaster Capitalism film screening, May 7, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Hoyts Australia BROADWAY.