global witness

NGO Global Witness reveals that around the world, people are murdered and attacked for defending the Earth. Even in America, activists are being silenced.
“We don’t want to see any more bloodshed,” said the child of one slain land defender.
On average, more than three were killed per week, a watchdog group found.
There aren't many organizations, if any, that we would uproot our family for. But this feels like the move I have been seeking for a couple of years now; the right opportunity leading the right organization at the right time in its growth.
The Need to Protect Forests--and People The timing of the report's release is not accidental. As all eyes turn to Peru as
U.S. leverage needs to extend to Cambodia's forests and Obama needs to support its defenders more proactively than honoring their deaths.
We don't need anonymous companies. They are the getaway cars for all sorts of criminals and fraudsters who are hurting U.S. interests -- it's time to take away the keys.
So in addition to honoring our nation's uniformed fallen this week, I ask that you also consider those around the world who
Daniel Graeber is a senior journalist at the energy news site Energy majors from Norway's Statoil to BG Group
As United Nations representatives meet to hammer out a Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York this week, they must take into account the role of corporate secrecy in facilitating illegal arms trafficking and other crimes around the world.
There is a clear role for the Treasury, and senators should use today's hearing to clarify it. If the Treasury has a responsibility to coordinate and ensure regulatory oversight of U.S. financial institutions, then what is it doing to ensure financial regulators provide stronger oversight?
If implemented effectively, these requirements could go a long way in ensuring the country's oil is managed transparently and benefits all citizens. So why is this so important?
Congress and the president should act now to stop corrupt dictators and other criminals from using the privilege of limited liability to hide their identities and launder dirty money in the U.S. financial system.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, fending off accusations of graft and nepotism within her government, has suspended the head
In May, HuffPost's Lucia Graves reported that Argentinean activist Sofia Gatica had received death threats for organizing
We stayed in the forest homes of members of the Prey Lang Network, a grassroots association of villagers risking their lives to try and slow the destruction of their forest.
Any new deal must address the pervasive mistrust around the oil sector by guaranteeing transparency and independent verification in its implementation.
Despite Human Rights Watch and Global Witness citing abuses in Zimbabwe's mines, the Kimberley Process still gave the green