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#MineAlert South Africa

#MineAlert South Africa

#MineAlert is a website and mobile app that alerts residents and organisations to mining applications and licences in their regions. It aims to promote public- and private-sector accountability in the mining sector, to advance civil society and socio-economic rights, to protect the free flow of information, and to strengthen justice...

Video As Evidence: Field Guide | Witness Recursos

Video As Evidence: Field Guide | Witness Recursos

Video captured by citizens and activists can be instrumental in drawing attention to human rights abuses, calling for investigations and advocating for change. But many filmers want their videos to do more: they want their footage to expose abuse and help bring about justice. However, the quality of citizen video...

Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

This guide, by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), is brilliantly easy to use and understand. It is an invaluable resource for training and teaching environmental monitors in communities across the world. It goes through logical and clear steps from reviewing your local environment then monitoring the impacts of...

Rights of Nature and Mother Earth: Sowing seeds of resistance, love and change

Rights of Nature and Mother Earth: Sowing seeds of resistance, love and change

This new report, published jointly by Movement Rights and the Indigenous Environment Network, looks at the Earth Right Movement as it stands and its road beyond Paris. It highlights the repeated shortcomings of the UNFCCC, in using carbon-trading, big-business and corporate lobbying as its mechanisms for ‘tackling’ climate change. The...

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   This report explores the technologies and community research methods which are being used by the Wapichan peoples to assert the full legal title to their ancestral land. The extensive mapping provides powerful resources with which to fight aggressive land-grabbing and extractive...

ICT’s for Feminist Movement Building

ICT’s for Feminist Movement Building

Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in regard to access, women’s voices and violence. This activist toolkit from Just Associates (JASS),  gives critical insights into different kinds of useful ICTs and how women...

Fossil Fuel Divestment Guide

Fossil Fuel Divestment Guide

Fossil Free UK have created this helpful guide on how to successfully run a divestment campaign. From connecting with other groups, to working with the media to influencing decision makers, the guide provides several areas of assistance....

A Guide for the Defense of Water

A Guide for the Defense of Water

Original source: Centro Virtual de Información del Agua Fondo para la Comunicación y la Educación Ambiental, A.C. Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C. México, D.F. 2014  Las comunidades y las personas estamos unidas íntimamente a nuestro entorno natural. Para conocerlo podemos clasificarlo en cuencas, que son los territorios por donde...

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances:  An empirical investigation

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances: An empirical investigation

The full report can be downloaded here Abstract This report sets out to provide evidence-based support for successful environmental justice (EJ) activism and assess the constituents and outcomes of contemporary socio-environmental mining conflicts by applying a collaborative statistical approach to the political ecology of mining resistances. The empirical evidence covers...

Insight Shares Guides to Participatory Video

Insight Shares Guides to Participatory Video

Participatory Video with InsightShare  Participatory Video is a fantastic way to engage the whole community in the issues at stake and what you want to say about them. Insights into Participatory Video: A Handbook for the Field is a fantastic and thorough practical guide to setting up and running Participatory Video...