World Rainforest Movement

Breaking the silence: Industrial oil palm and rubber plantations bring harassment, sexual violence and abuse against women

Posted on Mar 7, 2019

Press release. March 7, 2019.

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Press release: Land Rights Defenders Condemn Gross Human Rights Abuses in Sahn Malen

Posted on Jan 31, 2019

Proponents of land rights in Sierra Leone note with grave concern the grave human rights violations against members of the Malen Affected Landowners and users Association (MALOA) who were dispossessed of their land by the agro–based multinational SOCFIN investment company.

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Press release: In Sierra Leone, Land rights defenders under attack

Posted on Jan 24, 2019

Civil Society working on land governance and human rights in Sierra Leone and internationally are concerned over the excessive use of force by state security personnel since Monday 21st, January, 2019 in Malen chiefdom, Pujehun district during which two people were allegedly killed by gun shots.

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Press release: Organizations Denounce the RSPO for Greenwashing the Oil Palm Industry’s Destruction and Violence

Posted on Nov 11, 2018

On November 12, with the endorsement of organizations from five continents, Friends of the Earth International and World Rainforest Movement publish an open statement denouncing the failure of the RSPO to eliminate the violence and destruction that oil palm plantations.

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DRC communities file complaint with German development bank to resolve century-old land conflict with palm oil company

Posted on Nov 7, 2018

Nine communities from the DR Congo took a historic step this week by filing a complaint with the complaints mechanism of the German development bank (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft – DEG)

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Argentina: Alert for the serious situation of the mbya guaraní Ysyry community

Posted on Sep 7, 2018

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Press release: Women demand that oil palm companies stop violence and give back community land

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

International Press release. March 7, 2018. Women demand that oil palm companies stop violence and give back community land On 8 March,...

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Press release: A petition delivered to the Mozambique government and tree plantations companies urging them to give the land back to communities

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

On September 30, a petition was delivered with 12,323 signatures from several national and international organisations, as well as from...

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What do you think about WRM’s monthly bulletin?

Posted on Mar 1, 2014

Dear WRM Bulletin readers, Based on our last survey we have incorporated some changes that were suggested. We would like to have your...

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