News from the international network

With 73 member organisations across the world, Friends of the Earth International is the world’s largest grassroots environmental organisation. Find out what some of our sister groups are up to and send your support.

18 Mar 2020

Friends of the Earth groups mobilise around International Women's Day

Like Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, many groups in our international federation mobilised around International Women’s Day.    

Rita Uwaka works for Environmental Rights Action (Friends of the Earth Nigeria). She is also one of Friends of the Earth International’s coordinators supporting work on gender justice. Here's what she had to say:

 Every day is a day to mobilize. Every day is a day for women to speak out, to support the social environmental justice struggle and to support one another. 8 March is a special day to build collective solidarity around issues of women and visibilize their struggles and their contributions to social environmental justice around the world

Here are some interesting resources on the subject:

Murder of indigenous activist in Costa Rica

Groups from around the Friends of the Earth International network have joined in solidarity with Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean following the murder of Jehry Rivera Rivera, an indigenous leader from the Naso Bröran people in Costa Rica, on 24 February 2020.

Jehry Rivera fought for indigenous autonomy in the face of land usurpers and extractive projects such as the Di quís Hydroelectric Project which was negatively affecting the community.  

Please continue to share this news if you are able. He is the second indigenous activist to be killed in Costa Rica in the last 12 months.