Defending the Philippines
Duterte’s broken promises are leaving activists at the mercy of business at all costs in the Philippines, the country with the most killings of land and environmental defenders in 2018.
Agribusiness including Del Monte Philippines’ growers implicated in violent attacks against indigenous groups
Major exporter of pineapples to the US is carrying out business at all costs
Enemies of the State?
More than three people were murdered each week in 2018, with countless more criminalised, for defending their land and our environment.
Blood and tears
To mark World Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019, we tell the story of one Guatemalan community’s struggle to protect their home.
Brazil, D.R. Congo, PeruBriefing
What Businesses & Governments can do for Defenders
Governments, companies and investors can play an important role in supporting defenders
US Congress calls for action on Honduras in response to murders of land and environmental activists
78 US legislators demand that Rex Tillerson do more to protect land and environmental defenders in Honduras
Defenders of the earth
2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries
Environmental ActivistsBlog post
Protecting environmental protest in Iran and across the world
Iranian environmentalist and former Government Deputy Minister Kaveh Madani speaks out about the criminalisation of environmental defenders in his native country.