#human rights News

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Frustrated by slow action on climate threats, youth activists are trying more targeted confrontations with bankers and politicians.
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Jakarta’s air pollution has been worsening recently, with the Indonesian capital routinely ranked top of the list of the world’s most polluted major cities.
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The Indonesian government plans to audit all palm oil companies operating in the country, in a bid to tackle an ongoing shortage and high prices of cooking oil.
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Already struggling to access work, education and other basic rights, trans and intersex people in Bangladesh are at greater risk from climate threats like floods and cyclones.
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#human rights Opinion

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Asean needs to commit much higher levels of investment to promote universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels in the region.
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The Brazilian general elections are scheduled to be held in October this year. With deforestation in the Amazon increasing and the country's environmental agenda decimated, civil society needs to be mobilised to fight for climate justice.
Maria Ressa, investigative journalist
Authoritarian governments have weaponised online tools and platforms to control journalists and stifle freedom of expression.
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Hundreds of attacks against people who flag business harms are logged yearly. Firms, including those in the renewable energy sector, aren’t doing enough to protect and engage human rights defenders.
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#human rights Videos

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On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
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In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
Apai, customary chief, Dayak Iban tribe
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
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The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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#human rights Podcasts

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Why is there so much secrecy and controversy around sand extraction? Eco-Business speaks to Madhumitha Ardhanari to find out more about the narrative surrounding sand in Singapore, the largest importer of sand in the world.
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Civic groups charge that an anti-foreign interference bill will muzzle civil society. How can activists safely advocate for human rights? Eco-Business asked Vanessa Ho from Project X and Fair Finance Asia's Bernadette Victorio.
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The clean energy sector’s poor human rights performance places its legitimacy at risk. Jessie Cato of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sheds light on how the industry can avoid labour abuse, land grabs and other violations.
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