Event: SCCAN: The power of film and storytelling in the movement for environmental and climate justice

This FREE event will be online, through a Zoom connection and it will be jointly hosted by Not1More and SCCAN: Scottish Communities Climate Action Network. This event brings together four international film makers who tell the stories of citizens, indigenous people and environmental defenders around the world.

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Event: SCCAN Irvine: Environmental climate & human rights justice meets global solidarity

28th March 2024 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Scottish Maritime Museum, Linthouse building, Irvine, KA12 8BT
Come join us as we explore the intersection of environmental climate, human rights justice, and global solidarity.

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Event: SCCAN: Environmental climate & human rights justice meets global solidarity

29th March 2024, 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm
‘Narture’ Studios: 34 Newmarket St, Ayr, KA7 1LP
A discussion hosted by SCCAN and Narture on how environmental climate and human rights intersect with global solidarity.

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Event: Atmospheres of Violence exhibition

Atmospheres of Violence ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, UK 5 – 7 November 2019 We live in a time when people are transforming the earth’s climate, changi...
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Event: Defenders’ Days 2022

Defenders’ Days 2022 October 2022 Civil Rights Defenders, Östgötagatan 90, SE-116 64, Stockholm, Sweden Not1More was invited to take part in Defenders’ Days 2022. Defenders’ Days C...
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Event: On The Home Frontlines, Talia Woodin Exhibition

Talia Woodin – On the Home Frontlines exhibition 31 October – 14 November 2021 MILK, 452 Victoria road, Glasgow, G42 8YU A collection of photographs from UK environmental campaigne...
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Volunteer with Not1More

From research to events, communications to campaigning, volunteers make a huge difference to Not1More’s work supporting defenders. We have opportunities to volunteer in a number of our thematic areas. Whether you want to start local or help us build our international work, get in touch.

Use Your Voice

Land invasion of Maasai territory in Loliondo

Maasai and government troops in Loliondo. Photograph: Handout

“On 10 June 2022, our villages in Loliondo were invaded and occupied by military … We have been shot, harassed, injured, and displaced – especially women. Thousands have been displaced including 1,576 children, who are now homeless and seeking refuge in Kenya. Most of them are lacking basic needs, including food supplies, medical care and accommodation.

Our homeland has been turned into a hunting park, with wealthy people coming in to hunt the wildlife … The guns are now turned to us – the very people who have taken care of the environment and shared harmony, food, and peace with wildlife for time immemorial.

If we lose this land, then it will mark the end of us; we won’t be able to practice our ways of life, which will affect our spiritual and sacred connections, and therefore lead to our extinction.

We seek support from the global community, through standing with us, to push our government to stop the violence, withdraw the army from our land, and instead initiate an equal-floor dialogue as a peaceful way of addressing diverse interests while protecting our human and land rights. With substantive and legal recognition of our traditional way of life, and its contribution in the sustainability of the Serengeti ecosystem, we believe this ancient autonomy can shine through as a fuller expression of Tanzania’s nationhood.

We seek to be recognized so that we take a rightful place in our own country – a place where we have power over our destiny, and our children, environment, and our future will flourish.”

Excerpt from statement by the Maasai community in Loliondo, Tanzania, at the United Nations CBD negotiations, June 2022.

The evictions of the Maasai from their ancestral lands by the Tanzanian government to make way for elite trophy hunting is in direct contravention of international human rights law. Four affected Maasai villages are currently filing an appeal with the East African Court of Justice, after their case against the Tanzanian government was dismissed in September 2022.

Tell your local elected representatives to demand the Tanzanian government respects the rights of the Maasai and ceases forced evictions and attacks against the community. If you live in the UK, you can use They Work for You to find the email address of your local MP. You can also email James Cleverly, the Foreign Secretary, or the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Africa.

If you would like to volunteer with Not1More to help the Maasai fight for their rights to be respected, please contact