Practical Action Publishing, April
As mining has expanded, so has social conflict, with frontline communities mobilizing in defence of their lands, water, livelihoods, and cultures. The Heart of Our Earth tells their story: how the mining industry has affected them, how they have fought back, and their visions for fairer and more sustainable futures.
Written in clear, non-technical language, The Heart of Our Earth is for students, academics, activists, journalists, and anyone who has ever wondered about the true costs of the metals which increasingly power our lives.
‘In times of increasing violence against environmental defenders and a business-as-usual logic in mining investments, Tom Gatehouse provides a timely and inspiring assemblage of accounts of resistance, legal victories, and struggles for environmental justice and democracy across the region.’ Sebastián Rubiano-Galvis, University of San Francisco, USA
Development Practitioners in Action
What does a development practitioner look like? Located within deliberative development paradigms, this book addresses this question by examining some of the key attributes, behaviours and character dispositions of development practitioners.
Such mentality and behaviours enable development practitioners to effectively co-design and co-create lasting development interventions with and alongside people.
‘Combining his passion for people with the praxis of participatory development and his lifelong practice of working and listening to communities, Linje invites development practitioners and experts alike to be in service to the communities they are working for and get involved in a development that as his great-grand mother once said, is felt in the heart.’ Guy Bessette, participatory development researcher
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are written to guide livestock-owning communities affected by humanitarian crises. Drawing on international evidence-based best practice, LEGS supports practitioners to design and implement emergency responses that protect and rebuild livestock-based livelihoods.
Moving Forward Health, care and violence seen through the eyes of displaced Venezuelan women in Brazil
Pia Riggirozzi, Bruna Curcio, Tallulah Lines, Natalia Cintra
Moving Forward / Salir Adelante: Health, care and violence seen through the eyes of displaced Venezuelan women in Brazil / La salud, el cuidado y la violencia vistos a través de los ojos de venezolanas desplazadas en Brasil
This English / Spanish photobook offers a candid and often shocking insight into migrant women’s experiences. Compiling photographs and testimonies from Indigenous Warao and non-Indigenous Venezuelan women displaced in Brazil, ‘Moving Forward / Salir Adelante’ It specifically looks at the challenges these women face, their vulnerabilities, and their unwavering dedication to their families and communities in the face of adversity.
Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile is relatively well known in the UK, but what happened during the Argentine dictatorship, 1976-83, when thousands of men, women, and children were subjected to state terrorism, remains largely unknown. The book describes the secret detention camps, the disappearances, the kidnapping of hundreds of babies and small children. It is based largely on eyewitness accounts gathered by CLAMOR, an ecumenical group of volunteers in São Paulo, Brazil which was backed by the Catholic church and the World Council of Churches. The group was instrumental in finding the first ‘disappeared’ children to be located, and contributed to the search for many others.
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