World Rainforest Movement

International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life

International Rivers Network is inviting to participate in the 5th Annual International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life on March 14th, 2002, which it defines as “a time to join together in solidarity to protest destructive development and celebrate our successes over the last year. It is also a time to fight for social justice and the rights of communities over their resources and lives.”

Being large-scale dams a major threat to forests and forest peoples, the WRM has always opposed this type of “development” and has supported the struggles of local peoples defending their forests and livelihoods threatened by dams. The WRM therefore adheres to this Day of Action and invites everyone to take part in the planned activities detailed in IRN’s