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Natural resources and rights

While natural resources can generate wealth, countries that depend on this wealth often suffer greater corruption, social unrest, and human rights violations. We believe people have a right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

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The seven-headed monster

Around the world, mining interests are robbing rural communities of their health, well-being, and rights; in a town in Guatemala, they robbed a teenage activist of her life.

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Reclaiming their ecosystem

A decade-long effort to preserve biodiversity along the lower Mekong River succeeds in curbing illegal fishing and forest cutting, and in enabling people to exercise their rights.

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