Trainings and Networks

Training and convening frontline activists, lawyers, campaigners, and civil society leaders to defend human rights and the environment.

TRAININGS

Putting power back in the hands of frontline defenders and communities threatened and attacked in the name of development.

EARTHRIGHTS SCHOOL MEKONG

Bringing together emerging earth rights defenders from the Mekong region to expand their expertise and advocacy networks.

SEMINARIO (Latin American Indigenous Legal Seminar)

Developing the legal and campaigning expertise of earth rights defenders in the Amazon region.

MEKONG LEGAL ADVOCACY INSTITUTE

Connecting rising legal talent in the Mekong region with the mentorship and resources they need to advocate for their communities.

MITHARSUU CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP & JUSTICE

A residential learning center and global hub in Southeast Asia for strategic organizing, training, movement-building, and leadership development for earth rights activists.

NETWORKS AND PARTNERS

Connecting alumnae of the EarthRights School with others working in defense of human rights and the environment.

FOREIGN LEGAL ASSISTANCE NETWORK

Using the Foreign Legal Assistance Statute to support public interest lawyers in other countries.

MEKONG LEGAL NETWORK

An independent group of experienced legal professionals and civil society leaders who convene to strategize and coordinate work across the region.

DEFENDER STORIES

Amplifying the stories of earth rights school alumnae.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Sor.Rattanamanee Polkla

A Thai lawyer and coordinator of the Mekong Legal Network on securing justice for Cambodian families displaced by an agribusiness giant.

Events

Participate in a training or a workshop, attend a film screening or a panel discussion, and connect with other earth right defenders.

RESOURCES FOR DEFENDERS

Our training, legal, and campaign materials help shift power from global elites to frontline communities. Materials are available in Thai, Burmese, Spanish, and English.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Guides and videos to help communities assert their rights around development decisions--in English and Burmese.

COMMUNITIES VS. COAL

Stories from communities in Thailand that have resisted coal-fired power plants and mines.

FACES OF CHANGE

Generating meaningful and long-lasting change by sharing stories from community voices that are usually silenced.

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