Everyday, in all parts of the world, people suffer from the adverse impacts of business activities. The increasing number of human rights violations committed by businesses has emerged as a pressing issue at the global level. Typical corporate human rights violations range from child labor, unsafe working conditions, restrictions on trade unions rights, destruction of the environment, adverse effects on the rights to health and to an adequate standard of living, etc. In particular, these abuses affect vulnerable groups, most notably, indigenous peoples. More and more, Dominicans are confronted by these problems at the local level and attempt to bring support to affected communities and individuals.
Dominicans for Justice and Peace articulates its action around this issue in particular by:
- challenging the impunity of corporations;
- calling for effective remedies for victims;
- countering activities contributing to climate change and the destruction of the environment;
- promoting indigenous people’s rights and;
- addressing human trafficking.
Top photo: Haitians working in sugar cane fields in the Dominican Republic, ©