22 January 2014

Liberians File Complaint Seeking Redress for Abusive U.S.-Funded Biomass Project: OPIC Petition launched

Today, hundreds of Liberian farmers, charcoal producers and workers filed a complaint with the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, demanding accountability for its funding of a biomass project that caused serious human rights, labor and environmental abuses, including sexual abuse by company employees of local women.  The affected Liberians call on the U.S. government to take responsibility for its role.  Demand accountability by signing this petition and learn more here.  Read our joint press release.