Reposted from the Guardian
Originally Shared on March 20, 2016
By Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
The murder of activists opposed to the Agua Zarca dam project is a powerful reminder that financiers must take responsibility for safeguarding local people
Shortly after midnight on 3 March, Berta Cáceres was murdered by gunmenin her brother’s home. Cáceres was a woman of rare courage and principle, leader of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (Copinh), winner of the 2015 Goldman environmental prize, and led the resistance against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque river. The dam, which is reportedly being constructed without the consent of indigenous communities, threatens to disrupt their livelihoods and access to water.