Amplifying Voices and Building Collective Strength for Defenders Worlwide

ALLIED is a global network of civil society actors that drives multi-stakeholder action and systemic change in the recognition, support, and protection of Indigenous, Land, and Environmental Defenders (ILEDs) worldwide.

We bring collective strength

We amplify the voices of Defenders

We build awareness and share knowledge

We deliver support

We challenge governments and businesses to act

ALLIED works to ensure that ILEDs are able to continue their critical work protecting their rights and the environment and the climate for future generations, free from violence and retaliation, and with the support and respect of governments, civil society, and the private sector.

Our Strategy

  • We collect, produce, and analyze data.
  • We identify support gaps and barriers and actively work to address them.
  • We expand the strategies and leverage points available to defenders to stop violence.

Data Collection and Reporting

Support and Solidarity

Law and Advocacy

Featured Reports

Uncovering the Hidden Iceberg 2023

New ALLIED data – a combined dataset produced by a group of local, regional and global data collectors – uncovers the hidden iceberg of non-lethal attacks against Indigenous, land and environmental defenders1 (ILED), as well as their organizations and communities. 

Uncovering the Hidden Iceberg

In today’s world, being a land and environmental defender can be dangerous, even fatal. The number of defenders killed yearly is alarming, but their story is only the tip of the iceberg. What we often don’t see is what happens before we get to the point of no return.

A Crucial Gap 2023

The second edition of this landmark report highlights the limits of official reporting on the violence faced by defenders: ‘More than six years after Agenda 2030 was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, crucial gaps in state-reported data severely undermine our ability to monitor the situation of HRDs, particularly those protecting land, the environment and indigenous peoples’ rights.’

A Crucial Gap

More than six years after agenda 2030 was adopted, crucial gaps in state-reported data severely undermine our ability to monitor the situation of land and environmental defenders.

Supporting Environmental Human Rights Defenders

This report summarizes key findings of a two-year project in order to inform concrete steps to increase the impact of existing and future strategies to enhance the protection of Indigenous, Land and Environmental Defenders.

Building Bridges for AT-RISK Indigenous, Land and Environmental Defenders

Allied members, donors, and partners gathered in a three-day event in Bogotá, Colombia from April 11th to 13th. Participants listened to the work and achievements of ALLIED since 2018, evaluated their strategy and impact to date, and discussed opportunities for enhanced impact. Additionally, participants discussed existing support strategies for at-risk indigenous, land, and environmental defenders (ILEDs) and explored ways to strengthen support for and protection of ILEDs.