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Supporting Environmental Human Rights Defenders: Developing New Guidance For Donors And Civil Society Organisations

Over the last two years, the Alliance for Land, Indigenous, and Environmental Defenders (ALLIED) worked closely with defenders and local organisations in five countries: Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Mexico, and the Philippines to examine the effectiveness of support mechanisms. In addition to workshops in each country, ALLIED and local partners interviewed individual defenders and created case studies of their experiences to learn about their most pressing support and information needs; the obstacles they encounter in accessing protection support, and the challenges that organisations typically face in the delivery of effective support to environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs).