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#Philippines: Lumad Communities Resisting Extractive Operations

The Philippines and more specifically Mindanao – the second largest island in size, located in the southern tip of the country, rich in natural resources and minerals – are being plundered by transnational and multinational corporations that carry out extractive operations with impunity for violations they commit against human rights. (*1)

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Image: The courage, leadership and perseverance of human rights defenders in Mindanao, especially women lumad, is a lesson of humility and inspiration for us.

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