Trócaire launch of ‘Women Taking the Lead: Defending Human Rights and the Environment’

On 25 February 2020, Trócaire will launch its new report: ‘Women Taking the Lead: Defending Human Rights and the Environment’. The launch will include a discussion with several women engaged in challenging corporate power and protecting the environment. Key speaker will be Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, leader of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras:

Hear directly from Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres about her indigenous community’s long struggle to defend their land from corporate power and their campaign to bring the masterminds behind her mother’s murder to justice. Find out how we can take action to ensure companies respect human rights wherever they work.

Berta Cáceres was an internationally renowned activist who was shot dead in 2016 after a long battle to stop construction of an internationally financed hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque river, which the indigenous Lenca people consider sacred.

The launch takes place from 10.30am-1.30pm on Tuesday 25 February at the Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin.

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