Protecting Environmental Defenders

One of the first murders of an defender of environmental rights in 2017 was Isidro Balenegro Lopez, a subsistence famer, activist, and leader among the Tarahumara people.  He was a Goldman Environmental Prize winner in 2005 for his peaceful action…

Scaling-up Housing for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Following approximately 87,000 new Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh from October 2016 to March 2017, the Northern Rakhine State saw recent violence against police outposts by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), resulting in Burmese security forces responding with an escalation…