by Connecting to riverine communities gave direction to her career Globally, young activists have increasingly taken a stand to call for social change. Zerin Ahmed is one. The 25-year-old activist and educator is based in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, from where she promotes environmental education and human rights in light of the sustainable development…Read More
Protecting rivers and defending the rights of the communities that depend on them
12 essential podcasts about rivers and the people who protect them
International Rivers, with the help of partners from all over the world, compiled 12 essential podcasts to learn about indigenous movements, environmental rights, and, of course, rivers:
Find out more: 12 Rivers and People Podcasts
Rivers are the arteries of the earth, supporting the highest rate of biodiversity compared to any other ecosystem and providing for the livelihoods of millions of local, indigenous and traditional peoples. Rivers are also under extreme threat, with less than 10% of the world’s river basins protected.
International Rivers strengthens movements of communities and civil society at the forefront of defending rivers by:
- Undertaking investigative research to generate robust data and evidence to inform policies and campaigns.
- Remaining independent and fearless in campaigning to expose and resist destructive projects.
- Developing a vision that protects rivers and the communities that depend upon them.
by Petro Kotze and Nalori Chakma She found her roots by the river “I have been on a rollercoaster journey of discovery about my land and identity,” Rummit Lepcha says of her mission to reconnect with her roots and help save her home. Rummit is a member of the Lepcha community, and lives in her…Read More