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Land and environmental defenders face growing threats around the world. Over the last three years, approximately 200 individuals defending the right to a healthy environment and territory have been killed each year. Defenders continue to be criminalized and subjected to violent attacks – including murder – within a shrinking operating space for civil society.

ALLIED works to build protection skills among defenders, strengthen government and business safeguards for defenders, and protect civil society actors who are addressing root causes of threats and attacks on defenders.

By sharing experiences, we minimize duplication and maximize impact. Within the ALLIED Coalition, some organizations have extensive experience responding to acute attacks and helping individuals and organizations build resilience. Others have experience advocating with businesses and governments to protect defenders.

We are learning about what resources already exist to support defenders, and sharing knowledge about how to access those resources. We are supporting members’ initiatives to improve safeguards and protections mechanisms, and so amplify their impact.



Action 4 Justice
American Bar Association (ABA)
Amnesty International USA
Article 19
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Center for Human Rights and Environment
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Coalition for Human Rights in Development
Digital Defenders Partnership
EarthRights International (ERI)
Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC)
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)
Forest Peoples Programme
Freedom House
Front Line Defenders
Gender and Environmental Resource Center
Global Greengrants Fund
Global Witness
Goldman Environmental Prize
Huairou Commission
Human Rights Watch
The ICCA Consortium
Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI)
International Land Coalition (ILC)
International Rivers
International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – Netherlands
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
KIOS- The Finnish Foundation for Human Rights
Land is Life
Open Briefing
Oxfam Novib
Peace Brigades International (PBI)
Protection Intenational
Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
Siemenpuu Foundation
Stockholm Resilience Centre
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)
Transparency International
The McCain Institute
Universal Rights Group (URG)
Vuka! Coalition for Civic Action
Water Witness International (WWI)
Waterkeeper Alliance
We Effect
World Resources Institute (WRI)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

National and Regional

Action for Large-scale Land Acquisition Transparency
All Eyes on the Amazon
Amazon Watch
Article 19 México y Centroamérica 
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNED)
Caribbean Youth Environment Network 
Center for Development Alternatives (CEALDES)
Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC)
Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA)
Centro de Derechos Humanos Zeferino Ladrillero A.C
Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA)
Community Agroecology Network
Consortium for Agrarian Reform
Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF)
Environmental Defenders Office
Fundo Casa Socioambiental
Green Advocates
Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries
ILC en América Latina
Instituto de Derecho Ambiental A.C. (IDEA)
Katiba Institute
Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
Natural Justice
Natural Resource Women Platform 
Not 1 More
Panafrican Institute for Research, Training, and Action for Citizenship, Consumption, and Development in Africa (CICODEV)
LILAK (Purple Action for indigenous Women’s Rights)
Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network
Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM)
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA)


Grassroots Organizations

Oil Refinery Residents Association (ORRA)
Program of Heritage of the Ogiek and Mother Earth
Resguardo Indígena Buenavista del Pueblo Siona 
Similimi Affected People’s Organization
Tasha Research Institute Africa (TASHA)