Oct 21 2020
Past event

Collective protection of environmental and land defenders: Lessons from Latin America and Africa

This webinar aimed to provide an overview of collective protection as understood around the world and share concrete examples so that organisations working to support these defenders can learn from each other and develop strategies that are appropriate for their unique contexts. In this sense, it sought to answer the following questions, among others:

  • What are collective protection strategies?
  • What are your success factors and what should you consider when implementing them?
  • What gives legitimacy to these strategies?
  • Why and how can the international community support and strengthen these strategies?
  • What are the particular challenges that these strategies face in times of pandemic, and how can the international community help to overcome them?


Facilitator :Mariana Montoya, Universal Rights Group Latin America


-María del Rosario Arango, Forest Peoples Programme

-Verónica Vidal, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC)

-TBC, Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en México

-Sebastián Gómez Zuñiga, Centro de Alternativas al Desarrollo de Colombia

-Alfred Brownell, 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize Recipient Africa

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  • Oct 21st 2020
  • 9:00 - 10:30

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