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April 19 @ 7:00 pm

Register required, limited space available: bit.ly/lawundersiege

On April 19, 2024, join us for an in-person and virtual conversation addressing the structural and legal challenges facing human rights defenders and Indigenous Peoples working in defense of the Earth in the U.S. and around the world, including from those on legal front lines.

Joan Carling, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Rights International
Aaron Marr Page, Managing Attorney, Forum Nobis PLLC
Natali Segovia, Executive Director, Water Protector Legal Collective
Steven Donziger, Human Rights Attorney

Nizhóní Begay, Communications & Development Coordinator, Water Protector Legal Collective

The People’s Forum
320 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Around the world, Indigenous Peoples and the Earth experience challenges and violence, including access to justice and the impacts of a legal system that was not built for Indigenous Peoples and prioritizes property rights over the sacredness of the Earth. As Indigenous peoples, we are 5% world population but steward 85% of world’s biodiversity. Corporate interests, extraction and the rights of Indigenous Peoples are inextricably linked, as frontline human rights defenders (HRDs) work to defend the Earth and existence itself.

In 2022, Front Line Defenders reported a grim milestone: for the first time we saw more than 400 targeted killings of human rights defenders. Latin America (known as Abya Yala in the language of the Kuna peoples), remained the deadliest region in the world for human rights defenders. The five most targeted sectors of human rights defense were: environmental, land and Indigenous Peoples’ rights (11%); freedom of expression (10%); protest movement/ freedom of assembly (9%); women’s rights (7%); and impunity and access to justice (6%). 401 HRDs were killed in 26 countries in 2022 compared to 358 HRDs in 35 countries in 2021. These are everyday struggles for Indigenous Peoples across the world.

#ProtectProtectors #WaterIsLife

This event will be livestreamed HERE. 


April 19
7:00 pm
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