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Towards a Geneva Road Map


Supporting Environmental Defenders   As public attention grows to the changing conditions of environmental civil society and defenders, increasing research, civil society and multilateral initiatives are emerging to better understand and respond. This event sought to bring together a number of such initiatives to take stock of the situation, review existing support initiatives and debate […]

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Young Champions of the Earth


Invent the future Are you a change-maker, rain-maker, ground-breaker? Do you see opportunity where others see crisis? Do you want to change the world? Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 who have outstanding potential to create a positive environmental impact. Lead a new wave Global warming […]

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Series: The Defenders


The Guardian: In collaboration with Global Witness, the Guardian has attempted to record the deaths of all these people, whether they be wildlife rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or indigenous land rights activists in Brazil. At the current rate, chances are that four land and environmental defenders will be killed this week […]

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UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies


The UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies are the organisms from the international covenants that monitor the implementation of treaties mandated to review alleged violations, to individuals, of the rights contained in such treaties. For EHRDs to submit requests or individual claims to a specific Treaty Body, their country of residence must have signed such Treaty […]

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Zero Tolerance Initiative – calling for an end to human rights abuse in global supply chains


The Zero Tolerance Initiative seeks to address violence, intimidation and killings of indigenous people and other human rights defenders linked to global supply chains. Working with a wide coalition of supportive groups, and in partnership with indigenous peoples and community representatives, the Initiative asks companies to address killings and violence in their supply chain. This […]

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Write for Rights: Amnesty International launches global campaign championing youth activists


Amnesty International has today launched Write for Rights, the world’s biggest human rights campaign, which this year champions children’s rights and youth activists. This year Write for Rights, Amnesty’s flagship human rights campaign, champions youth activists who are taking on the world’s biggest crises Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International “This year Write for Rights, […]

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A ‘Cool’ Way to Take Action after the Global Climate Strike


“Unite Behind The Science”, cries 16 year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg, “that is our demand”. Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit this week, Greta, along with millions of others, participated in the global climate strike last Friday. The strike called on our leaders to take action on climate change as they meet in New […]

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