Events & Conferences

IV Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Recognizing Indigenous People’s Rights to Land, Territories and Resources


PosterIn follow-up to the IVth Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights (Geneva, 16th and 18th November 2015), the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP) kindly wishes to share this report to the members of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.
Following LAMMP’s participation on the side-panel: Recognising indigenous peoples’ rights to land, territories and resources, and challenges to their access to mechanisms for redress, and supported by the conclusions from the conference Beyond Good Business: Advocating for Women’s Rights in the Context of Natural Resource Extraction and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights1, this paper seeks to draw your attention to the specific impacts of natural resource extraction on the human rights of indigenous and rural women in Latin America.

Read our 2015 report here>>>

Beyond Good Business: International Conference (REPORT)

ultimo envío (3)International Conference: Beyond Good Business: Advocating for Women’s Human Rights in the context of Natural Resource Extraction and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Beyond Good Business) took place at Senate House Library, London on Monday 26th October 2015. The conference was part of wider advocacy activities which included reunions with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Brussels from 20th to 22nd October 2015, and a Parliamentary hearing with the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentarian Group (APPG) on Human Rights at the House of Commons on Tuesday 27th October 2015.

The conference and surrounding activities were designed to explore and address the multitude of challenges that hinder women’s human rights in mine-affected communities around the world. Drawing from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the conference sought to critically assess the States’ obligation to protect and the corporate responsibility to respect women’s human rights, as well as the challenges and opportunities for women victims of company-led human rights violations in accessing remedy.

Read the full report here: Beyond Good Business report 05.11.2015

More information about presentations and speakers are available here

The conference Beyond Good Business: Advocating for Women’s Rights in the context of Natural Resource Extraction and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, was made possible thanks to the generous support of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS) and the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD).







marchconfWomen, Mining and Human Rights: Beyond The Challenge

LAMMP is pleased to announce an International Conference entitled Women, Mining and Human Rights: Beyond the Challenge to be held in Guatemala between 14 and 17 March 2010. The Conference brought together women activists and representatives from partner organisations throughout Latin America as well as experts in the field of human rights, gender mainstreaming, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

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European Speakers Tour

Network of Rural and Indigenous Women Environmental Defenders

LAMMP and the Union of Latin American Women (ULAM) - the regional network of women defenders - hosted the first European Speakers’ Tour (October 8 - 16, 2009).

The Tour provided a forum for a number of rural and indigenous women activists from Latin America to voice their concerns and share their experiences with the European public and members of parliament.

Read our European Tour Report here.

European Tour’s Aims
  • help reduce women activist’s vulnerability by raising awareness and mobilizing international support for their campaigns for corporate social responsibility and environmental justice;

  • lobby European governments and civil society to ensure a deeper, shared understanding of the extent and impact of persecution faced by women activists as well as specific safety issues faced by women in the tour;

  • raise the profile and reduce the invisibility of women activists struggle against irresponsible mining, and facilitate effective alliances and links between Latin American women activists and European organisations;

  • expose the range of corporate and state practices that currently have a detrimental impact on Latin American women activists, their families and communities.