As the biggest trade area in the world, the European Union has a strong interest in the markets of developing countries. They announce that free trade agreements are win-win situations for both parties, but is this assumption correct?
On December 10th 2015 the platform Stop the Killings awarded the Lumad organisations of Mindanao, in the Southern Phillipines, with a human rights prize. They pay a high prize for their struggle against international mining and agricultural businesses operating in the region.
In early November 2015, the Israeli army assaulted a health center in the Palestinian town of Hebron, run by HWC, one of our partner organizations. Soldiers entered and threatened the nurses. Children and women were intimated.