Defend Mayan Land
One hour with a lawyer
Local indigenous communities are demanding that the government secure their consent before allowing mining to proceed. Your gift funds an hour of a lawyer's time to help a community defend their right to land and clean water. Fund grantee Rights Action, a national organization in Guatemala, is helping local Mayan communities file a complaint with the International Labor Organization (ILO), whose Covenant 169, ratified by...
Stop Toxic Dumping
One reporting trip
Your gift will fund one trip by an activist to help document and report ongoing abusive practices against these communities. Because of the work of Fund grantee Green Advocates, these local communities are starting to organize, resist, and generate media attention. More attention and funds are needed to help these rural communities develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect and promote their civil rights...
Free Child Soldiers
Reuniting With Family
Your gift will get former child soldiers back where they belong: with their families. BVES successly works to stop child recruitment through advocacy on children's rights with policy makers and outreach to village leaders. BVES has also gained the release of thousands of child soldiers, whom BVES houses and feeds while working to reunite these children with their families. Your gift will help pay for...