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    Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) inhale toxic dust as they mine the cobalt that powers the batteries we rely on for our phones, tablets and laptops. Yet global electronics manufacturers won’t tell us if their cobalt supply chains are tainted by child labour. They have a responsibility to do so –to check for and address child labour in their supply chains, setting an example for the rest of the industry to follow. Electric vehicle companies also need to ensure that their car batteries do not contain cobalt mined by children.

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    Are your smart phones human rights smart? Learn more about the newest Amnesty International global campaign. We’re calling on electronics companies like Apple and Samsung to investigate their supply chains and ensure that cell phones are not powered by child labour. Where does cobalt come from? What’s a supply chain? Why are children being forced to climb into dark and dangerous tunnels and break apart the rock? You’ll get the answers to these and other questions, hear about the actions we’ve come up with so far, and have a chance to share your ideas and tell us how you would like to be involved.

    Register free online: https://summerwintervirtualcampcorpora.splashthat.com/

     

     

    For the third year in a row Amnesty International in Toronto partners with One Fire Movement during Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market. 

    The focus will be on corporate accountability and the Democractic Republic of Congo, drawing on Amnesty International's Report on cobalt mining.

    If you would like to volunteer for the day contact the  AI Toronto Business and Human Rights Indigenous Team: bhr@aito.ca

    Free screening of the film DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE.



    At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother.

    A gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.

    Panel discussion to follow, speakers to be announced. Presented by Amnesty International.

    JUST ANNOUNCED: AI Canada Secretary General Alex Neve will be joining the panel!

     

     

    Do you live in the Vancouver Lower Mainland? If so, join us for a free webinar on March 17 at 7 PM.

    Register now!

    We have all heard deeply disturbing reports about Canadian mining companies involved in human rights violations around the world, including in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

    Join this webinar to find out what you can do to help hold Canadian mining companies accountable for harming people in other countries, and to make sure that people who have been harmed by Canadian companies are able to seek justice in Canada.

    This webinar is for residents of the Vancouver Lower Mainland who are interested in human rights and mining justice. We will bring together people from different political ridings to strategize about lobbying their Member of Parliament (MP).

    Special guest: a local MP will join us and talk about how easy and effective it is to talk to your Member of Parliament about issues you are concerned about.

    Throughout Mining Justice Month, from May 18-31, please join Amnesty in welcoming Sister Maudilia López Cardona who will speak to audiences in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick about the legacy of Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in western Guatemala.  She will be joined in Ottawa by community leader Aniseto López Díaz for a public event. The two human rights defenders will speak about building hope and resilience after more than a decade of resisting a major Canadian gold mine. Indigenous peoples living near the mine are bracing themselves for a new wave of economic, environmental, labour and social impacts now that the mine is closing. Maudilia and Aniseto will discuss ways in which Canadians and Amnesty members can support them.

    Join us for public events in:

    >> Toronto, May 22nd 

    >> Sackville, May 24th 

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