Vision & Mission
Our vision is of a world where those who have been historically discriminated against because of their ethnicity, class or gender enjoy the economic and social conditions to live without being exploited for the benefit of privileged groups and the profits of transnational capital.
Through international campaigns and our research and communications work, TerraJusta accompanies and supports organizations and communities fighting for social, economic and environmental justice, especially those affected by extractive projects in Latin America.
We work in permanent dialogue with organizations and communities affected by extractive industry projects in Latin America. Rooted in this dialogue, we use our position as a “bridge” between the global North and the global South to influence the centres of power of the transnational corporations in the global North with the most responsibility for social, environmental and economic injustices as a result of their operations in Latin America. In addition to our networks in Central and South America, we work with international organizations and networks, mainly in Europe and North America, facilitating connections and building strategic alliances that will have an impact on the campaigns and struggles that we accompany.
Communications for us are part of our campaign and support tools to ensure that grassroots communities and organizations communicate their demands and join forces together. We co-produce bilingual materials, not claiming to be spokespersons, but instead promoting and amplifying these materials according to the priorities and strategies of the struggles that we support.
One of our priorities is to deepen our understanding of how the capitalist economic system operates through extractivism and corporate power – with a focus on specific actors, companies and institutions in the context of the campaigns and struggles that we accompany in Latin America. In order to do that, we define joint research agendas with communities and grassroots organizations in the region.