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Goldman Environmental Prize
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"There is a special sort of bravery required to do a job in one of the most lethal countries in the world in which to do it. For environmental rights defenders, that country is Honduras."

Read the tribute to Berta Cáceres by Front Line Defenders on their new Human Rights Defender Memorial website: [ Bit.ly Link ]

HRD Memorial: Celebrating those who were killed defending human rights

"We thought this is not ok, this is not how development should work. So we decided to do something about it."

Q&A with Destiny Watford

Join Amnesty International's #WriteforRights campaign and help ensure Máxima's safety. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Destiny's organization, Free Your Voice Group began as a human rights group — because they had enough of their city being used as a dumping ground.

A great, in-depth summary of the events leading up to and following the assassination of Berta Cáceres in March.

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The Most Dangerous Place on Earth to Be an Environmentalist

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See why Julio was recognized by the Prize nearly a decade ago: [ Bit.ly Link ]
As pressure on the resistance movement at Standing Rock Indian Reservation continues to intensify, so does the solidarity among fellow activists — including from Prize winner Leng Ouch and his team at CHRTF.
"My father wondered if there was a way to highlight environmental activism."

Six years after Richard Goldman's death, John Goldman spoke of his father's ambition: bringing environmental activists to the attention of the world. Here's what led our founders Richard and Rhoda to establish the Prize.
Powerful words from Front Line Defenders Founder Mary Lawlor.

Read the rest of her tribute to human rights defenders: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Prize winner Janet Gibson may not be in the headlines, but her work safeguarding the world's second largest barrier reef speaks volumes.

Behind the Scenes, a Quiet “Ocean Hero” Protects Belize’s Marine Wonders

See how Destiny Watford continues to challenge the presence of polluting industry in her community.

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A Walk through Curtis Bay with Destiny Watford

Thank you to these incredible activists — and the families that support them.
Great reminder from Phyllis Omido!

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ICYMI: Activism won out against mining giant OceanaGold — a huge victory for Prize winner Francisco Pineda and his (dangerous) struggle against gold mining in El Salvador.

World Bank tribunal dismisses mining firm's $250m claim against El Salvador

Laura, Berta Cáceres's daughter was one of the speakers at the 5th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights today:

"We Indigenous Peoples are defending the planet and that is costing us our lives."

Panel Discussion How many more killings & threats - Forum on Business and Human Rights 2016

This documentary shows the activists working to protect the endangered sea turtle. As Prize winner and conservationist Randall Arauz says in the film, "Virtually every stage of their life cycle has a threat."

Watch the full film here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Sea Shepherd Global Defendamos el Corredor Ecológico del Noreste Turtle Island Restoration Network
Mighty words from an environmental justice advocate ahead of International Day for Tolerance this week:
As the holidays draw near, be inspired by Prize winner and leader of the zero waste movement in Europe, Rossano Ercolini:

"It is an ethical and ecological principle, a goal and a vision, but above all it’s a culture and a way of engaging communities and spreading information."

A world without waste

ICYMI: Another worrying report on the state of activism in Latin America. According to Oxfam, the violence they experience is "out of control."

Read the full report "El Riesgo de Defender" here: [ Bit.ly Link ]