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Advance Land, Economic & Environmental Rights

Defend the rights of indigenous, Afro-descendant, and other excluded or vulnerable communities to organize for their rights, including economic, land, and environmental rights.

Actions U.S. Embassies Can Take to Protect Environmental Defenders

Environmental and land defenders are being murdered at an alarming rate. They strengthen the rule of law and it is up to Human Rights Officers to protect them.

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Blog Posts

Raising Our Voices for Human Rights Defenders in Mexico with SERAPAZ and Indigenous Leader Mario Luna Romero

Human rights defenders and journalists are desperate for change in Mexico. Human rights and freedom of expression have been...

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Biden’s Latin America Approach—Where There’s Progress, Where It’s More of the Same

This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of The Advocate. The Latin America policy of our dreams,...

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Dianna Ortiz, Presente!

We reprint this February 19th blog from our partner organization, Guatemala Human Rights Commission.  The Latin America Working Group...

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REPORTS

Serve Your People: A Roadmap for Transforming Relations between the United States & the Northern Countries of Central America

Serve Your People provides a roadmap for transforming relations between the United States and the northern countries of Central America....

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Protect Colombia’s Peace

LAWGEF and a coalition of U.S. and Colombian civil society organizations published Protect Colombia’s Peace:  Why Colombia’s Peace Matters to the...

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Actions U.S. Embassies Can Take to Protect Environmental Defenders

Suggested actions for U.S. human rights officers to protect environmental and land rights defenders (final) (1)

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