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Dossier of stories on the violation of Human and Environmental Rights is launched

“Right to the Future – Urgent stories about the environment, development and human rights in Paraguay” is the title of the compendium of stories written by a journalistic team that will be presented on Wednesday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Imperial Hall of the Hotel Crown Plaza. The event will be open and free for all public.

The Federation for the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples (FAPI) together with allied civil society organizations invite the launch of a dossier that compiles 20 representative stories, prepared by a journalistic team committed to human rights and the environment, where the various situations of violation of rights that peasant, rural and indigenous communities must face are exposed.

The document contains stories that seek to make visible the lack of action in Paraguay to guarantee these rights. The central themes are based on forest issues, agribusiness and access to universal basic rights. The intention is to expose the problems of these peoples and communities that face the lack of access to drinking water, pollution, the struggle for land, cultural loss and the abuse of their lands due to illegal deforestation and the disappearance of protected areas.

“We cannot stop the contamination because some cultivate the place too much, but the damage exists. Many of our crops don’t grow because the poison from the fumigation dries them out.” This is one of the several testimonies that the material compiles, the stories come from the Eastern and Western regions of the country that, despite their differences, share similar problems.

The public launch event Right to the Future – Urgent stories about the environment, development and human rights in Paraguay” will be on Wednesday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Imperial Hall of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Access will be free and the material will be distributed free of charge.

The organizations that accompanied the preparation process are: FAPI (Federation for the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples), Alter Vida, Grupo SUNU, Fundación Plurales, UNICY (Union of Indigenous Communities of the Yshir Nation), OMIG (Organization of Guarani Indigenous Women ), Organization of Ayoreas Artisan Women 7 clans, OMMI (Organization of Women Same Indigenous), PCI (Pro-Indigenous Communities), Eco Pantanal Association, CDPI (Council of Indigenous Peoples) and WWF-Paraguay.



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