Posts Tagged "ecuador"

Introducing Ivonne Yanez – Acción Ecológica/Ecuador

September 14, 2022

Meet Ivonne Yanez. She is a founding member and current president of Acción Ecológica (Ecuador), one of the most well-known and respected climate justice organizations in Latin America, as well as Oilwatch Latin America, an oil activities resistance network. Ivonne…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Indigenous peoples call for right to protect land, nature and livelihood in Ecuador

June 27, 2022

KAIROS is gravely concerned about reports, from partners in Ecuador, of repression, arbitrary detention and arrests of Indigenous leaders, organizations and allies. This government crackdown is in response to a national strike, organized by the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America

Gendered impacts of resource extraction #16StoriesofCourage

December 6, 2021

| en español | The negative impacts of large-scale resource extraction materialize in the form of violence against the land and also against women. In Intag, Ecuador, communities came together in defense of the land and water and passed a municipal ordinance declaring the…

Post filed in: En Español, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Hilando y tejiendo juntas: camino de hermandad y solidaridad #KAIROS20

June 29, 2021

English KAIROS está celebrando 20 años como organización de justicia social, ecuménica y ambiental. Desde sus inicios comenzamos a trabajar juntos. Nuestras organizaciones, hilando y tejiendo juntas.   Siempre encontramos sintonía en la lucha frente a los impactos de las actividades…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, En Español, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Spinning and weaving together: A journey of siblinghood and solidarity #KAIROS20

June 29, 2021

Español  KAIROS is celebrating 20 years as a social, ecumenical, and environmental justice organization. From its beginning we began to work together. Our organizations, spinning and weaving together.  We always find harmony in the struggles against the impacts of oil and mining activities, climate change, and the role of Indigenous peoples and women in the…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America, Uncategorized

First climate change lawsuit in Ecuador

April 19, 2021

La versión en español de este blog sigue a continuación.  The following is a summary and update from Ivonne Yánez of Acción Ecológica (Ecuador) on the status of the first climate change lawsuit to be heard in Ecuador. Acción Ecológica is a KAIROS global partner.   Acción Ecológica, together with the Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT),…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, En Español, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Acción Ecológica files climate change lawsuit in Ecuador

December 14, 2020

On International Human Rights Day, Acción Ecológica, KAIROS partner organization in Ecuador, and a consortium of organizations and groups filed a lawsuit before the Ecuadorian state. The lawsuit claims that the oil refinement process contributes to climate change, which has local and global consequences. In particular, the lawsuit denounces Chinese transnational oil…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America


On the frontlines: Indigenous resistance, land defense and climate change in Ecuador

As part of KAIROS Climate Action Month, join us for an online conversation with human rights and land defenders, Ivonne Yanez and Mirian Cisneros about climate justice and Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel extraction in Ecuador. Ivonne Yanez is a founding member…

KAIROS Signs on to open letter in support of the Shuar Arutam People in Ecuador

May 14, 2020

Over 100 organizations from across the globe have signed an open letter—co-written by KAIROS partner Acción Ecológica, MiningWatch Canada, and others—in solidarity with the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Letter signatories join the PSHA in condemning the Government of Ecuador for sanctioning the…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Indigenous leaders reach deal with government of Ecuador

October 15, 2019

After almost two weeks of mass mobilizations, the people and Government of Ecuador reached a deal late Sunday night. In a dialogue aired live on national television and online, the President of Ecuador agreed to cancel Decree 883, the austerity…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Celebrating women defenders of nature in Ecuador

November 16, 2016

From October 14 to 23, Rachel Warden, Latin America Partnerships and Gender Justice coordinator, traveled to Ecuador to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Accion Ecologica, KAIROS’ long time partner, and to participate in the Latin America Network of Women Defenders’ fourth…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Anti-mining activist killed and Ecuadorean partners harassed on eve of Lima meetings

December 4, 2014

What was supposed to be a celebratory launch for KAIROS partner Acción Ecológica’s delegation to the People’s Summit and COP20 meeting in Lima, Peru turned into a nightmare as delegation members were detained and harassed and news came in of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Advent, Human Rights and International Migrants Day

December 18, 2013

Alfredo Barahona, KAIROS’ Migrant Relations Coordinator, reflects on Advent and International Migrants Day from the perspective of his own personal experiences as a migrant to Canada from El Salvador, and his recent visit to Quito.

Post filed in: Latin America, Migrant Justice

Ecuador’s Oil Struggle: Reflections on an Amazonian Journey

November 25, 2011

In July 2011, KAIROS staff Rachel Warden and Sara Stratton, together with Fort Chipewyan activist George Poitras, travelled to Ecuador to learn more about the impacts of oil exploration on the Indigenous peoples and ecosystems of Ecuador’s Amazon region. The…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, UNDRIP Blog Updates