2020 has posed some serious challenges, but AID/WATCH remains active!
“With Aid/Watch we know that if our lives are threatened because of our work as Indigenous environmental defenders we could easily call on them for support, they would be there.
Our relationship is like connective tissues. It is very empowering. Our partnership, our collaboration and our mutual solidarity can be seen in the effectiveness of our work over the past two years.”
– Emmanuel Peni, Project Sepik
NEWS & EVENTS
Join our panelists from European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Pacific Islands Association (PIANGO), IBON International and Jubilee Australia who will present and discuss on the need to cancel external debts.
Aid/Watch joined over 300+ organisations globally in contributing and signing on to the ‘Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at Risk from Mining Pandemic Profiteers’ statement
AID/WATCH has joined with Australian civil society organisations (CSOs) on a statement calling for the Australian Government to support the cancellation of external debt payments in 2020 for Low Income Countries (LICs) to help them fight the coronavirus.
A Joint Letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne calling for a Global Social Protection Fund
Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 5PM via Zoom
You are invited to the first Aid Talks Webinar hosted by Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific and Aid/Watch Australia. The Fragile Case of COVID-19 Let's talk about conflict and fragility in this time of COVID-19 and how the outbreak exacerbates living conditions for...
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.