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
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.
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.
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.
Aid/Watch will be holding our 2018 Annual General Meeting at 6pm on Tuesday 14th June from 6-8pm.
Allan Mogerema, Paga Hill youth leader from Papua New Guinea will stage a peaceful protest outside the Canberra parliament to call for justice for his community, who were allegedly illegally evicted and homes demolished by two Australian companies. His action is being supported by AID/WATCH and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
2009 ANNUAL REPORT
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.
AidWatch said the $5.5 million Australia pledged in relief aid to Indonesia was a diplomatic initiative
Internationally acclaimed investigative documentary, The Opposition, about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and demolition of their homes in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby has been banned from screening at the PNG Human Rights Festival.
Sinclair Knight Merz, a donor to both Labor and Liberal parties, won contracts worth $489m for Asia-Pacific projects. AID/WATCH states that the corporatisation of aid has made it more difficult to ensure accountability for private companies administering aid
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.