Women fighting for justice against transnational corporations’ impunity in the Philippines
Meet the women fighting for justice 20 years on from the Marcopper mining disasters, on the Philippine island of Marinduque.
In 1993, a dam build by Marcopper Mining Corporation burst, flooding downstream villages in Mogpog. In 1996 a tunnel cracked, spilling 1.6 million cubic metres of mine tailing into the Makalupuit and Boac rivers. 700 families were impacted by flash floods, homes and crops were lost. The mine spill released toxic waste into the environment and unacceptable levels of heavy metal have been identified in the rivers by the UN. People today are still seeking justice.
This is just one example of why we need a Binding Treaty to Stop Corporate Impunity and hold transnational corporations to account for human rights and environmental violations.
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