- Projects > Speak Out For Defenders
- Crowdsourcing / Human rights

Speak Out For Defenders

Raise your voice for defenders is an Amnesty International digital platform to record and make visible attacks against defenders of land, territory and the environment in the Americas.

Amnistía Internacional

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. They work for a world in which all people can enjoy their human rights.

Defenders of the rights to territory, the environment and those related to access to land are at high risk of suffering attacks due to their activity in the world.

Latin America is the region that represents the greatest risk for people who work on these issues. Thus, in 2015, out of 185 murders of land and environment defenders registered globally by the non-governmental organization Global Witness, 122 occurred in this region.

We need to make visible the continuous attacks against defenders of land, territory and the environment in the region. We also need to hear the voices and stories about how these assaults impact their lives. These and these defenders are more than numbers!

With this platform we want to increase the visibility of the defenders of land, territory and environment in the Americas and the awareness of the general public regarding the seriousness of the matter through their stories and regional figures that show the situation of violence they face, and which can be used by anyone to campaign for these defenders.

Motivate people like you and decision makers to protect Defenders!


Others were also interested in: