Front Line Defenders
International Day of the World’s
On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Front Line Defenders honours the work of all HRDs who face immense risks advocating on behalf of their indigenous communities.
Since the adoption of the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples ten years ago, there has been some important progress.
However, indigenous HRDs face continuous threats and attacks from private companies and state authorities, difficulties in accessing public services, and impunity for the abuses and violence they suffer.
Yet every day, with great courage, indigenous HRDs continue their peaceful struggle.
To mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Front Line Defenders and IM-Defensoras (Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras) have produced a video with the powerful testimonies of some indigenous WHRDs from Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua.