Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger is a prominent international human rights and climate change advocate. She is the Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA, Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust, and on the advisory board of the Creative Coalition. For over 30 years, Bianca Jagger has campaigned for human rights, social and economic justice and environmental protection throughout the world.

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Ethnic Tamil women in Sri Lanka’s former war zones face abuses including sexual violence, trafficking and forced prostitution. Tamil men are not immune either, with many facing torture and sexual violence as well. (Public domain) Views
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:15am
Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka Deserves World's Attention
The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict begins today, June 10-13, 2014, on the banks of the Thames here in London. The Summit is organized by Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie. According to the UK government , it...
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Chief Raoni walking away from protests in Brasilia, May 27th. (Credit Maira Irigaray: Amazonwatch) Views
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:15am
The World Cup Exposes Brazil's Injustices
On June 12th the World Cup kicks off in Brazil; the country has been beset by protest in the run up to the tournament. Last year up to a million people demonstrated across Brazil: protesting the vast expense of the World Cup, calling for better public services and an end to corruption. On June 3rd...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 2:57pm
Ecuadorian Victims' Struggle for Justice Against Chevron
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right." -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecosystemsin the Ecuadorian Amazon have been contaminated with by-products of oil extraction
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:30am
Deadly Sins in the Brazilian Amazon
The controversial Belo Monte Dam, which is under construction on the Xingu River in the Brazilian state of Pará, is roughly twenty percent completed.
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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 3:03pm
Women: The Unsung Heroes of the Environment
Yesterday I delivered the keynote speech at the exhibition, "Women Pioneers for the Environment and Nature Conservation - 1899 to the Present" in Berlin, Germany, organised by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment to celebrate International Women's Day.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:39am
COP18 Failed to Turn Down the Heat
I have just returned from COP18 in Doha, Qatar, and yet another UN climate conference. A total of over 17, 000 people descended on the small Gulf state last week: representatives from nearly 200 countries, an army of bureaucrats, members of the business community, academics, and civil society. Theoretically, the aims of the UN Conferences of Parties or COP are: to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, limit the global temperature rise to below 2ºC, and avert catastrophic climate change.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 10:09am
The Belo Monte Dam: An Environmental Crime
Rio +20 I am at Rio +20, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. From today, June 20th to June 22nd 2012 government officials, policymakers, NGO's, academics, and members of civil society are gathering at what should be the world's most significant global forum to renew their political commitment to sustainable development, establish and reassess frameworks for a 'green economy' and assess the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 8:53am
Why Tibet Matters
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in London this week to receive the Templeton Prize in recognition of his outstanding achievements and spiritual wisdom.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 11:55am
Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development
When I arrived at Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, I was struck by a billboard above the luggage carousel: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta."
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Monday, November 5, 2007 - 3:33pm
Cluster Bombs and Teddy Bears
This November 5 sees an international day of action to raise awareness of the human suffering caused by cluster bombs. Ten years after a treaty banning landmines, there is now an international process under way to ban cluster bombs. Like landmines, cluster bombs kill and injure civilians after conflict. The widespread use of these weapons in Lebanon last year drew the world's attention to that once again. Like landmines, cluster bombs are generally recognised as abhorrent weapons.
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