Human rights defenders in Latin America help to keep governments and businesses in check, put people ahead of profits, and protect our planet. Yet, in return for their work, they face criminalisation, harassment and violence.
In CAFOD’s recent report, Protecting our common home: land and human rights defenders in Latin America, found that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated deep inequalities and led to increased attacks on human rights defenders and their communities.
Stand in solidarity with them today and sign CAFOD’s new MP action today. We’re calling on the UK government to introduce a new Business, Human Rights and Environment Act to hold business to account when it fails to prevent human rights abuses and environmental harm.
If we are to tackle the climate crisis and global poverty around the world, we must address the destruction linked to UK companies.