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Plant-for-the-Planet

Over the past few decades, the issue of global warming has become a pervasive topic in the discourse among policymakers worldwide. However, climate change talks may be a helpful forum for voicing concerns and ideas, [read…]

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Mining and Gender Justice

VIVAT addresses Gender in Relation to Mining at the Commission on the Status of Women.
The Working Group on Mining hopes to bring to light the egregious negative impacts of mining in relation to women, indigenous peoples, and the environment to the international arena. With these hopes, VIVAT and the Working Group plans on holding two more parallel events during the remaining Commissions and Forums later this year on indigenous peoples’ rights and on sustainable development. [read…]

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Reaching Out to Haiti in its Time of Need

The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, injured 300,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere before the earthquake, is struggling to recover. [read…]