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Claim your rights: Access international mechanisms

Learn about the mechanisms that can help you assert your rights

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Civil society organisations that can support you

Directory of organisations that offer support to Environmental Human Rights Defenders

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Get in touch with the DD Coalition

The DD Coalition was formed to build a bridge between international, national and local work in order to amplify advocacy efforts on prevention and protection of defenders

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Digital communications make part of our every day life. Yet, the apps that we use more frequently, might not be the safest ones.

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Reports and Articles 2019

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

Author: William J. Ripple et al

Reports and Articles 2017

Women Human Rights Defenders Confronting Extractive Industries. An Overview of Critical Risks and Human Rights Obligations

Authors: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) , Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

Reports and Articles 2015

Women defending the territory. Experiences of participation in Latin America

Author: Urgent Action Fund Latin America and the Caribbean

Reports and Articles 2011

Urgent Responses for Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk. Mapping and Preliminary Assesment

Author: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Reports and Articles 2017

Tierra, cultura y conflicto.

Author: Peace Brigades International

Reports and Articles 2019

The United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas

Authors: Marc Edelman , Priscillia Claeys

Reports and Articles 2017

Supporting civil society under pressure. Lessons from natural resource exploitation.

Authors: Carolijn Terwindt , Christian Schliemann , Heinrich Böll Stiftung

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Klong Sai Pattana

The struggle of a brave community to recover their stolen land from a powerful oil palm corporation.


Frente de Mujeres Defensoras de la Pachamama

An indigenous women organization created for defending environmental rights that has struggled against criminalisation and represion


The struggle of the Huehuetenango Seven

After eight years of struggle, communities in Huehuetenango, Guatemala celebrated the shutting down of Hidro Santa-Cruz dam on the Q’am B’alam river.

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