But the project, like many others bankrolled by China in Sri Lanka, is also causing the massive displacement of small farmers and fishers while pushing the country deeper in debt.
“Prame is our home,” 60-year-old Tep Toem told PANAP during a visit to their community. “Before us, it was our parents’, grandparents’, and great grandparents’ home.” When PAN Asia Pacific
The death of a nine-year-old and four-year-old girls in Indonesia after being exposed to an insecticide further proves that the use of pesticides for lice should be banned. Reports show
Using the courts and legal system, governments and private corporations are intensifying the persecution of land rights activists in the Mekong region. Land rights activists face different forms of harassment
Of the 68 victims of extrajudicial killings during the first year of the Duterte administration, 66 were farmers, farmer-community leaders, and land rights activists. This translates to more than five
Countless number of childhood poisoning cases have occurred throughout the world and unfortunately, they still continue to occur. These cases are particularly high in the Global South. On World Environment
In an agricultural country like the Philippines, landlessness means massive poverty and hunger. Despite the Philippine government’s three-decade–old agrarian reform program, the majority of Filipino peasants remain landless. Worse, the
Dalit, which means “oppressed” in Sanskrit, is a name used by communities belonging to the lowest castes in India. These communities are the poorest in the country because of lack