Defend the Defender Coalition
Our members

The DD Coalition is a coalition of organizations that have come together to share resources, develop strategies, take collective action, and scale up impact of actions to protect environmental and land defenders. The Coordinating Members work to identify strategic opportunities, leverage resources, and coordinate collaboration among different members of the Coalition. 

Coordinating Members:


1. World Resources Institute (WRI)

2. Global Witness

3. Transparency International


5. Hivos

International DDCoalition members:
American Bar Association (ABA)
Article 19
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Coalition for Human Rights in Development
Digital Defenders Partnership
EarthRights International (ERI)
Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC)
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Forest Peoples Programme
Front Line Defenders
Global Greengrants Fund
Goldman Environmental Prize
Huairou Commission
Human Rights Watch
The ICCA Consortium
International Land Coalition (ILC)
International Rivers
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Oxfam Novib
Peace Brigades International (PBI)
Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
Universal Rights Group (URG)
Vuka! Coalition for Civic Action
Water Witness International (WWI)
Waterkeeper Alliance
We Effect
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

National and regional DDCoalition members:

Action for Large-scale Land Acquisition Transparency
All Eyes on the Amazon
Amazon Watch
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA)
Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA)
Community Agroecology Network
Consortium for Agrarian Reform
Green Advocates
ILC en América Latina
Instituto de Derecho Ambiental A.C. (IDEA)
Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
Natural Justice
Not 1 More
Panafrican Institute for Research, Training, and Action for Citizenship, Consumption, and Development in Africa (CICODEV)
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

Right now, membership is informal and open. Anyone interested in supporting the effort is welcome. To join the list please send an e-mail to