Gender and the extractive industries: putting gender on the corporate agenda

Gender and the extractive industries: putting gender on the corporate agenda

This report, by Oxfam, aims to put pressure on mining companies to work towards gender equality and the realisation of women’s rights. If they don’t, they may fail to meet their human rights obligations, face possible legal action or conflict with local communities, and could be wasting their investments on...

How radio protects community forest land- Cambodia

How radio protects community forest land- Cambodia

  • Written on: 21 August 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Originally by Oxfam Cambodia. The people of Rattanakiri, Cambodia, are facing numerous novel eco-social challenges- such as illegal logging, deforestation, illegal mining exploration, and illegal fishing or water pollution from hydropower dam construction. Oxfam’s local partner in Cambodia- MEDIA ONE has produced a series of radio programmes to educate and...

Community Consent Index 2015

Community Consent Index 2015

Originally from Oxfam. As large-scale oil, gas, and mining projects move to increasingly remote areas, they threaten to generate adverse impacts for the local communities and indigenous peoples who inhabit these areas. For many project-affected communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they...

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

Originally posted by Oxfam USA. Written by Emily Greenspan. In order for FPIC policy commitments to have any real meaning for communities, companies must recognize that communities may choose to say no to oil or mining development. “I think the issue of consent goes to the very core of the...