Day of Action 2018

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Honduran lawyer Carlos Hernandez was dedicated to protecting a community that was peacefully resisting a hydropower project on its local river. Now he's dead.
The 2018 Day of Action for Rivers saw over 140 events in 46 countries. See the face of this incredible grassroots, global movement for rivers!
"Our entire outlook is about the health of the river. It took us 175 years. We're not speaking for us; we're speaking for our grandchildren." - Maori sisters and grandmothers, Dianah and...
Meet the phenomenal Congolese women’s rights activist who works every day to empower rural women to claim their rights to energy and water.

In The Media

The Tapanuli orangutan was just discovered. Now a dam built by a Chinese state-run company might wipe this species off the face of the earth.
National and international groups are condemning the Brazilian government and dam builders for acts of intimidation against indigenous groups in the Amazon.
The proposal to dam the tributaries worries many who work in the field. This includes women, whose concerns are often overlooked. The impacts of hydropower and other large infrastructure...
The World Bank is poised to decide whether to refinance loans on a Ugandan dam despite criticism from the bank’s own watchdog that workers’ rights were violated on the project.