(Mongabay) Empowering Indigenous youths with tradition and tech: Q&A with Dawn Martin-Hill

Dawn Martin-Hill, a professor at McMaster University, introduced Terrastories, a geo-based storytelling app, to the Haudenosaunee people of the Great Lakes to help them protect their land and water as well as safeguard invaluable knowledge. A main goal of her work is to empower and support Indigenous youths, and she has also helped create a […]

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Interested in participating in a regularly held Earth Defenders community call? Let us know!

Since the launch of the Earth Defenders Toolkit, a number of people have suggested that it would be nice to have a space for us to regularly share about work being done across the globe. We have our forum, but folks are also interested in having a regularly scheduled phone call, where we could have […]

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(Global Voices) Earth Defenders Toolkit launched to help communities navigate digital tools for defending environmental rights

Global Voices interviewed Rudo Kemper, geographer and a program manager at Digital Democracy, via email, who explained different aspects of the toolkit.

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How to use the Earth Defenders Toolkit: a quick primer 🧰

We’ve received inquiries both from local community members who want to share the Earth Defenders Toolkit resources with their own community, as well as from allies who are working with a community and would like to know more about how to bring and introduce the Earth Defenders Toolkit. In this post, we offer several concrete pathways for using the Toolkit.

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Event Recap: Africa Forum for Earth Defenders

On July 21st, Digital Democracy, Natural Justice and Oxfam hosted the Africa Forum for Earth Defenders. This two-hour virtual event brought together over 120 participants, primarily earth defenders from across the African continent, to share stories of work they are doing on the frontlines, and highlight new tools and strategies that help put power in the hands of local communities.

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Event Recap: Earth Defenders Toolkit Global Launch – Part 2

We recently shared an overview of the global launch event for Earth Defenders Toolkit which happened on July 14th. This week, we’re diving into some of the testimonies shared at the event by our partners.

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Event Recap: Earth Defenders Toolkit Global Launch

On July 14, 2021, Digital Democracy along with co-hosts Alianza Ceibo, Amazon Frontlines & Oxfam hosted a global launch event for the Earth Defenders Toolkit, a collaborative space for earth defenders and their allies.  This two-hour virtual event brought together over 160 participants from around the world, the majority identifying as earth defenders, to share […]

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(Mongabay) Sharing solutions: How a digital toolkit is strengthening Indigenous voices

By Caitlin Looby on 2 August 2021. Crossposted from Mongabay. The Earth Defenders Toolkit is a growing collection of apps, resources and blogs where Indigenous peoples and their allies can come together to connect and mobilize. The goals of the toolkit are to support local autonomy, allowing Indigenous communities to maintain ownership of data and reduce the […]

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Africa Forum for Earth Defenders – virtual event July 21st

Across the African continent, local communities are working together to protect their forests, savannas, deserts and coastlines from external threats and extractive industries.  On July 21st, Natural Justice, Oxfam and Digital Democracy are co-convening the Africa Forum for Earth Defenders, a two-hour virtual event to bring together frontline defenders from across the continent to share […]

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Join us July 14th for the Earth Defenders Toolkit Global Launch event

Across the planet, Indigenous peoples and local communities are on the frontlines of protecting critical forests, grasslands and other ecosystems from environmental threats. They often do so at extreme risk to their personal safety, and in isolation from external support. Join us on July 14 the celebrate the launch of Earth Defenders Toolkit,  a newly […]

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