Le 8 mars nous nous associons aux femmes impactées par l’expansion violente des plantations industrielles de palmiers à huile et d’hévéas qui appellent à l’action pour L’ARRÊT IMMÉDIAT du harcèlement, des violences sexuelles et des abus à leur encontre.
ESCR-Net has written to President Bio about the human rights violations against members of the Malen Affected Landowners and Users Association in connection with industrial scale palm oil operations by Société Financière des caoutchoucs (Socfin Group).
“We need to work with affected communities to negotiate mutually beneficial land deals that genuinely offer win wins for communities, individual farmers and investors," says representative of UK’s Department for International Development.
The women of Malen, Sierra Leone are demanding that the lands taken from them by SOCFIN be returned to them so they can go back to their farms for their own agricultural activities and be able to take care of their families.
The BBC's Hassan Arouni speaks to Sierra Leone's foreign minister Dr. Alie Kabba about the violent crackdown in Pujehun district against people protesting the unjust seizure of their land for large-scale agribusiness