2020 marked the 25th anniversary of EarthRights. What started with three employees in a tiny office with one computer in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, battling a notorious oil company, has evolved into a global movement, united across three continents with nearly 60 staff members and counting. 

The world has only gotten more complicated in the years since 1995. We’re on the brink of a massive climate emergency, and unchecked corporate power has resulted in widespread human and environmental rights violations.

That’s why we’re still here, using the power of law and the power of people to defend human rights and the environment. We’re excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary with our supporters and allies because, without this global community, none of our work would be possible.  

Watch this video featuring our executive director and co-founder Ka Hsaw Wa as he reflects on our 25 years of success and why our work is more important than ever. Then sign up to receive our monthly updates highlighting our achievements and ways in which you can get involved.


We Need Your Support

We are aiming to raise $250,000 to support our efforts to demand urgent action on climate change, protect earth rights defenders, and hold corporations accountable for their actions. Please consider making one of the following gifts to EarthRights to help us meet this goal to strengthen our earth rights around the world. 

$75 Founders Gift – $25 in honor of each of our founders, Katie, Ka Hsaw Wa, and Tyler

$250 Anniversary Circle Gift

$2500 Leadership Circle Gift


EarthRights at 25 Scrapbook

Protestors gather to call attention to Unocal’s funding of harms in Burma.
Co-Founder and Executive Director Ka Hsaw Wa speaks of the violence he faced as a young earth rights defender in Burma.
We continued to work hand-in-hand with the Wampis Nation, an indigenous community from Peru and Ecuador. In the depths of the Amazon rainforest, we participated in their Annual Summit. There we shared updates on the cases we are working on with them and convened women-led workshops that explored the importance of their role in their communities.
Outside the Supreme Court in February 2019, after the historic win for our clients affected by the IFC’s funding of a coal-powered plant in India