Juan Miguel Picolotti is Executive Director of Center for Human Rights and Environment in Argentina.
Around the globe, grassroots advocates are being killed, imprisoned, and threatened because of their work. We must work together to Defend the Defenders.
Our work is challenging, but we are inspired by the world's leading grassroots defenders, including Alfred Brownell from Liberia who nearly lost his life facing down government and corporations.
ELAW partners in Argentina have won clean water for Chacras de la Merced, a low-income community of 5,000 along the Suquia River on the eastern end of Cordoba.