The Asia Pacific region of Friends of the Earth is the most diverse region, encompassing groups from the global North and the global South. Member groups from the region are very active in community-based struggles against mining and other extractive industries. They work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, peasant farmers, and fisherfolk to secure sustainable livelihoods and fight against vulnerability to environmental disasters.



Social Forestry and Agrarian Reforms in Indonesia

Indonesia is home to a diverse collective of traditional societies and an estimated 50 to 70 million members of indigenous or traditional communities. Many of these communities still maintain their respective traditional governance structures. Community members often...

Land Grabbing in Palestine and Community Resistance

The unlawful construction and expansion of settlements and their related infrastructure on Palestinian land are a defining feature of the Israeli occupation. Tens of thousands of Palestinian homes and properties have been demolished and at least 100,000 hectares...

Friends of the Earth International are the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.

Real World Radio services social movements around the world as part of the communications of Friends of the Earth International.