Systemic sexual abuse in a celebrated carbon ‘offset’ project in Kenya


In the wake of a year filled with scandals involving REDD-type projects, this report by SOMO released in November 2023 reveals that the North American company Wildlife Works is responsible for serious human rights violations in its Kasigau project, in Kenya.

The report is based on dozens of testimonies from members of the local community who reported widespread sexual harassment and abuse by senior members of Wildlife Works staff and project guards. One is dealing here with yet more evidence of how, in the patriarchal society we live in, women are always the most impacted, in particular in initiatives and mechanisms in which they are relegated to passive roles.

Access the report here.