Tag: human rights

    In 2020, a record number of environmental activists were killed in the world

    227 environmental activists were killed in the world last year. Global Witness NGO called on its site on governments to take their defense seriously. Most of the killed activists fought against deforestation. In 2020, a record number of environmental activists were killed globally – 227 people, which is 25 more than a year earlier, according […]

    Two Kurdish environmental activists detained in Iran: watchdog

    Two Kurdish environmental activists were arrested by Iranian security in the West Azerbaijan province after a fresh wave of arrests began in the Kurdish areas of Iran last week, a human rights watchdog said on November 18, Rudaw reports. Jahangir Saghernia and Khabat Khatial were arrested on November 17 by security forces. The two are […]

    Cyclone Shaheen consequences: rare birds are visiting Oman. The country’s deaf community helps in the clean-up operation

    Cyclone Shaheen leveled properties and sent people in Oman running for shelter, but the destructive storm has left a pleasant surprise in its aftermath. Nature enthusiasts are delighting in the arrival of birds that do not usually visit the country, the National News states. Swathes of usually empty land are now filled with water, which […]

    GWU launches ‘Farmhouses Project’ in correctional facilities

    The General Women’s Union (GWU) has launched the “Farmhouses Project” in various correctional facilities, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Police and with the representation of the Al Wathba Prison, the Al Mifraq Juvenile Care Centre, the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), the Al Dahra Agricultural Company and Green Carpet Co. The […]

    U.N. panel says it can’t rule on climate case brought by Thunberg
    13 Oct 2021

    A U.N. panel said it could not immediately rule on a complaint by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and others that state inaction on climate change violates children’s rights, adding that they should have taken the case to national courts first. The complaint was filed with the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child in […]

    The UN Human Rights Council recognized access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right

    The UN Human Rights Council on October 8 recognized access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right, formally adding weight to international efforts to combat climate change and its devastating effects, the organization wrote this on its site. “The evidence is conclusive that these environmental issues directly affect people’s enjoyment of their […]

    ‘We are fearful’: indigenous Mexicans dread new military buildup on ancestral land

    As the Tzeltal people resist huge infrastructure projects across Chiapas state, the new national guard barracks springing up are alarming many, The Guardian reports. Let’s get to know what happens in the Mexico state. *** Micaela* always stops to kiss a cross at the base of three hills, a lush swath of land in the […]

    Amnesty International has called on the UN to recognize the right to a healthy environment as a universal human right

    The UN Human Rights Council must recognize a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a universal human right, Amnesty International NGO said on its official site. With millions of people suffering from hunger and forced relocation due to the effects of climate change and environmental degradation, it is becoming clear that human life and […]

    Environmental threats are biggest obstacle to human rights, UN chief warns
    23 Sep 2021

    The triple threats of climate change, pollution, and nature loss are posing the greatest threat to human rights worldwide, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned, calling for greater action. Speaking at a conference on Monday in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet stressed that global environmental threats are “directly and severely impacting a broad range […]

    Solar energy empowers young women in Yemen
    08 Sep 2021

    Ten women in Yemen’s Abs district have built and now run a solar microgrid. The project was set up in 2019 with the help of the UN Development Programme. It helped the women build the power station. The all-female team now runs a solar microgrid in Abs, Yemen, as their own business, providing affordable, renewable […]