• LE BALAI INDIGNE
    L’insalubrité de la ville contribue au développement de diverses infections dont certaines sont difficiles à combattre. Elle a de lourdes conséquences sur la santé publique et les activités économiques. L’accumulation des ordures entraine la prolifération des moustiques, des mouches et autres insectes nuisibles à la santé de la population en particulier les femmes et les enfants qui sont en sont les plus exposés. En Guinée, les viandes et autres nourritures sont vendues à l’air libre, sans aucune protection contre les mouches qui pondent des œufs qui entrainent toute sorte de parasites qui sont difficiles à combattre. L’insalubrité est un problème de santé publique et entraine de lourdes conséquences sur le plan économique notamment par rapport aux arrêts de travail, les évacuations sanitaires et l’accumulation du volume de travail. EN: The insalubrity of the city contributes to the development of various infections, some of which are difficult to fight. It has serious consequences for public health and economic activities. The accumulation of garbage leads to the proliferation of mosquitoes, flies and other insects harmful to the health of the population, especially women and children who are most at risk. In Guinea, meat and other foods are sold in the open, without any protection against flies that lay eggs that cause all kinds of parasites that are difficult to fight. Unsanitary conditions are a public health problem and have serious economic consequences, particularly in relation to work stoppages, sanitary evacuations and the accumulation of workload.
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  • Stop Wealthier European Countries from dumping their trash on less wealthy countries!
    EN: Companies in Poland are taking garbage for money (including toxic and/or difficult to store) from all over Europe and store it in Poland. They are doing that for the lowest price and don't care at all about storing it in the right way. As you can see from the map above those places are often cities based near highways and this issue is more common in the western part of Poland, because it is much easier to drop those garbage there while driving back from other EU countries. This is more common now because of China's ban on garbage import. Why are there so many fires? Often those landfills are not designed to store such garbage. There are also speculations that the mafia could be involved. Seems like a domino effect, owners of those landfills might be the ones panicking and burning these spaces down (Speculation). http://natemat.pl/239435,co-sie-dzieje-na-wysypiskach-smieci-plaga-pozaro https://www.spidersweb.pl/2018/05/pozary-wysypisk-smieci.html http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/7,114883,23491550,dioksyny-furany-metale-ciezkie-kazdy-kto-wdycha-dym-z.html Environmental crisises affect the most vulnerable members of society first and foremost, in other words women and girls. Women are also the best frontline we can have for protecting mother earth. We must do everything to protect her dignity. FR: Les entreprises polonaises prennent des déchets (y compris les produits toxiques et / ou difficiles à stocker) en provenance de toute l'Europe et les stockent en Pologne. Ils font cela pour le prix le plus bas et ne se soucient pas du tout de les stocker convenablement. Comme vous pouvez le voir sur la carte ci-dessus, ces endroits sont souvent des villes en proximité d'autoroutes et est plus fréquent dans la partie occidentale de la Pologne, car il est beaucoup plus facile de transporter ces déchets là en provenance des autres pays de l'UE. C'est plus commun maintenant à cause de l'interdiction de l'importation de déchets par la Chine. Pourquoi y a-t-il tant de feux? Souvent, ces décharges ne sont pas conçues pour stocker de telles ordures. Il y a aussi des spéculations que la mafia pourrait être impliquée. On dirait un effet domino, les propriétaires de ces décharges pourraient être ceux qui paniquent et brûlent ces espaces (Spéculation). http://natemat.pl/239435,co-sie-dzieje-na-wysypiskach-smieci-plaga-pozaro https://www.spidersweb.pl/2018/05/pozary-wysypisk-smieci.html http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/7,114883,23491550,dioksyny-furany-metale-ciezkie-kazdy-kto-wdycha-dym-z.html Les crises environnementales touchent d'abord et avant tout les plus vulnérables, en d'autres termes les femmes et les filles. Les femmes sont également la meilleure ligne de front que nous pouvons avoir pour protéger la Terre-Mère. Nous devons tout faire pour protéger sa dignité.
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  • We stand with Women for Climate Justice at the People’s Climate March!
    Climate change is the defining crisis of our time and women, many of whom are on the frontlines of climate impacts and climate solutions, are gravely concerned about the implications of climate skepticism, advancement of fossil fuels, extractive economies, racism, bigotry, and sexist oppression. As a collective, we will be sending a clear message to the U.S. Administration and world governments that, as women, we are ready to exercise solidarity through our power to withdraw our labour, consumption and consent from the existing system that has created crises and perpetrates inequalities. We echo the WCJ demands to march to reject the fossil fuel industry and work toward a just and equitable transition for all towards a low carbon, environmentally sustainable economy. #WomenClimateJustice | #PeoplesClimate | #SystemsChangeNotClimateChange To learn more about the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice campaign visit: http://womenclimatejustice.org/ To like the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice campaign Facebook page visit: http://bit.ly/2oYOOY4
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  • Join Women for Climate Justice for the Global Strike on International Women’s Day!
    For some time, several women’s movements have been working towards global strikes, recognizing that democratic systems are globally failing to deliver on human rights and development promises to women. Women’s strikes and solidarity strikes in the past have worked where other forms of advocacy have failed. In 1975, 25,000 Icelandic women gathered in Reykjavik and 90% of the women in Iceland did not go to work and refused to do housework. In 1956, women in South Africa marched to protest amendments to the Urban Areas Act, requiring women of color to carry passes and permits in urban areas. In 1973, the Australian Builders Labourers’ Federation refused to build a luxury resort on a public park that served as a refuge for the area’s working class. This movement led to a new labour tactic, the “Green Bans”, where unions refused to build on land communities were defending. Our global movement requires new forms of action and solidarity and new forms of leadership. When governments fail us, women must lead. To learn more about the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice campaign: http://womenclimatejustice.org/ #WomenClimateJustice | #GlobalStrike | #IWD2017
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  • Stand Up for Women's Rights & Demand the United States deliver Climate Justice NOW!
    The reality of climate change demands our immediate attention - Its impacts are irreversible, happening here and now with women and girls being disproportionately affected. But women and girls are also on the frontlines of climate solutions and change. We need the new U.S. Administration to recognize, respect and uphold women’s rights, indigenous people’s rights, the rights of our communities, in all climate actions. For over 25 years, WEDO has been working at the intersection of women’s rights and the environment. Through technical advocacy, leadership trainings, capacity building, and research WEDO continues to work with allies, networks, and partners to ensure a just and sustainable future for all. We will never give up on mobilizing for gender equality, demanding climate justice, and advocating for a healthy and peaceful planet. To learn more about WEDO: http://wedo.org/ To learn more about the Women for Climate Justice Contingent and how to join: http://bit.ly/2jO2WOB To learn more about the Women's March on Washington: https://www.womensmarch.com/
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  • ¡FREEDOM NOW for the Machi Francisca Linconao!
    The Machi- spiritual authority- Francisca Linconao is a defender of the Collective Rights and ancestral territory of Mapuche people being confronted by industrial lumbering in the Araucanía in Chile. Currently, her life is at extreme risk due to the accelerated deterioration of her physical and emotional health and to the lack of contact with nature and her medicinal plants, while she complies with unjust preventative detention in Tumaco. The Machi was violently detained in March, 2016 and associated with the Luchsinger-Mackay case in January, 2013. Despite having been absolved in this same case at that time, today she is confronting terrorism charges and life imprisonment is being requested. The accusation against her, the only proof being a testimony obtained under threats and torture, is by any standard, illegal and in violation of the American Convention on Human Rights and of ILO Convention 169. The accusation is supported by the 18314 Anti-Terrorist Law which has been broadly questioned for incompliance with minimum standards and due process and for violation of the right to social protest. The Machi Francisca Linconao has been in detention for more than seven months, and on three occasions, returned to her home under house arrest, which has been revoked unjustifiably, obliging her to return to prison. Currently, she is suffering from chronic antral erosive gastritis, chronic high blood pressure, lumbago from remaining in one position, depressive-anxiety syndrome, and radical weight loss of nearly 45 kilos which worsens quickly when detained. We are warning about the persistence of aggressive action, as well as the systematic use of criminalization by State and Company actors in order to restrain indigenous women’s struggles for the defense of their peoples’ rights and collective territories, when confronted by the imposition of “development” projects. These incidents, far being an exception, constitute a tendency that has been increasing in the region. Enough of violence and injustice against Mapuche women! Enough of racist repression and persecution of rights defenders and traditional Mapuche authorities by the Chilean State!
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  • ¡LIBERTAD YA para la Machi Francisca Linconao!
    La Machi –autoridad espiritual- Francisca Linconao es una defensora de los Derechos Colectivos y el territorio ancestral del pueblo Mapuche frente a la industria forestal en la Araucanía en Chile. Actualmente, su vida se encuentra en altísimo riesgo, debido al acelerado deterioro de su salud física y emocional, por la falta de contacto con la naturaleza y sus plantas medicinales, mientras cumple injusta prisión preventiva en Temuco. La Machi fue detenida violentamente en marzo de 2016, e involucrada en el caso Luchsinger-Mackay, en enero de 2013. Pese a haber sido absuelta por el mismo caso en aquel entonces, hoy enfrenta cargos de terrorismo y se pide para ella cadena perpetua. La acusación en su contra, cuya única prueba es un testimonio obtenido bajo amenazas y tortura, es a todas luces ilegal y violatoria de la Convención Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y el Convenio 169 de la OIT, y se sustenta en la Ley Antiterrorista 18314, ampliamente cuestionada por no cumplir los estándares mínimos del debido proceso y violar el derecho a la protesta social. La Machi Francisca Linconao está encarcelada desde hace más de 7 meses, y en tres ocasiones ha regresado a su casa bajo medidas de arresto domiciliario, que se han revocado de manera injustificada obligándola a volver a prisión. Actualmente sufre de gastritis erosiva antral crónica, hipertensión arterial crónica; lumbago mecanopostural; síndrome depresivo-ansioso y una radical baja de peso bordeando los 45 kilos, lo cual se agudiza rápidamente en el encierro. Alertamos sobre la persistencia de las agresiones y la utilización sistemática de la criminalización por parte de actores estatales y empresariales, para frenar las luchas de las mujeres indígenas en defensa de los derechos y territorios colectivos de sus pueblos frente a la imposición de proyectos de "desarrollo". Estos hechos, lejos de ser una excepción, constituyen una tendencia que se ha incrementado en la región ¡Basta de violencia e injusticia contra las mujeres Mapuche! ¡Basta de represión y persecución racista a defensoras/es y autoridades tradicionales Mapuche por parte del Estado chileno!
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  • Honduras: Justice for Berta and the Lenca People!
    On March 2, 2016, Berta Caceres, advocate, Indigenous leader of Honduras, who coordinated the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was assassinated for her defense of the land. She was working on an organized campaign with the Indigenous Lenca community from Rio Blanco to stop the construction of a hydroelectric Project Agua Zarca, whose objective is to dam the waters of the Gualcarque River. This Project is driven by powerful transnational corporations and it puts at risk the livelihood of the Lenca community, restricting them from accessing the Gualcarque River for water and the cultivation of the lands. At the six-month mark of the assassination of our dear friend Berta Isabel Caceres Flores, the persecution, threats and harassment against the members of COPINH have increased. Also, the assassination of Nelson Noe Garcia on March 15th and of Lesbia Janet Urquia on July 6th, four months and four days after the assassination of Berta, has increased the risk for the advocates associated with COPINH, demonstrating the existence of a campaign of hate, persecution and harassment against those who identify with this organization. The violent evictions of those seeking justice by and for COPINH members, the smear campaigns by the media against the members of the Rio Blanco community, the constant death threats against those who push for the end of the energy development of the indigenous Lenca territory, are some of the abuses that COPINH advocates have to face.
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  • Honduras: Justicia para Berta y el Pueblo Lenca!
    El 02 de marzo de 2016 Berta Cáceres, defensora, líder indígena de Honduras, quien coordinaba el Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), fue asesinada por su defensa al territorio y en medio de una campaña organizada con el pueblo indígena Lenca de Río Blanco para detener la construcción del proyecto hidroeléctrico Agua Zarca, cuyo objetivo es represar las aguas del Río Gualcarque. Este proyecto es manejado por poderosas transnacionales y pone en riesgo la supervivencia del pueblo lenca, restringiéndoles el acceso al Río Gualcarque, y por ende al agua, al cultivo de sus tierras. A los seis meses del asesinato de nuestra compañera Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores, la persecución, amenazas y hostigamiento contra compañeras y compañeros miembras del COPINH han venido en aumento, el asesinato de Nelson Noé Garcia, el 15 de marzo y el de Lesbia Janet Urquia el 6 de julio a los 04 meses y 4 días del asesinato de Berta vienen a incrementar el riesgo para las y los defensores aglutinados en el COPINH, poniendo en manifiesto la campaña de odio, persecución y de hostigamiento contra quienes se reconocen parte de este espacio. Los desalojos violentos frente a la solicitud de Justicia por parte de los y las miembras del COPINH, las campañas de desprestigio en medios de comunicación tarifados en el país en contra de miembras y miembros de la comunidad de Río Blanco, las constantes amenazas a muerte a quienes exigen el retiro de Desarrollos Energéticos del territorio indígena Lenca, son algunos de los vejámenes con los que tienen que lidear las defensoras miembras del COPINH.
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