The conference provided spaces to discuss common issues facing earth rights defenders across the region, such as violence, repression, and criminalization. Beverly Longid, at right, of the Philippines, has been placed on a list of terrorists by her government’s Department of Justice, along with many other indigenous peoples’ rights activists in her country.

The conference provided spaces to discuss common issues facing earth rights defenders across the region, such as violence, repression, and criminalization. Beverly Longid, at right, of the Philippines, has been placed on a list of terrorists by her government’s Department of Justice, along with many other indigenous peoples’ rights activists in her country.