OUR WORK

 

DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING

We work to reduce fragmentation of data and to create a global consolidated database of lethal and non-lethal attacks faced by Indigenous, Land and Environmental Defenders (ILEDs). We document the state of reporting of attacks on ILEDs. We examine potential pathways towards building a better dataset that could inform better, evidence-based policies and protection mechanisms. 

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LAW AND ADVOCACY

We work to secure stronger frameworks for the protection of Indigenous, Land and Environmental Defenders (ILEDs), the implementation of existing norms and effective responses to the criminalization of defenders. We work to understand and address the drivers of violence against defenders, including corruption, organized crime and impunity. We help defenders to access and use multilateral spaces effectively to advance their goals. 

SUPPORTS AND SOLIDARITY

We identify support gaps and barriers and actively work to address them. Embracing a bottom-up approach, we aim to build capacities in Indigenous, Land, and Environmental Defenders (ILEDs) as well as in the organizations working to support them, in order to build bridges between them and ensure that demand-driven, flexible, and context-appropriate support reaches those who need it most.

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