An evening of talks, discussion and music aboard the Tattershall Castle  (‘The Pub on the River Thames’ – between Westminster and Embankment tube stations).

25 SEPTEMBER | 18:30 | VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, LONDON

Flyer here. Register Free: ENCA.org.uk/Defending

In the northern triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) life for human rights, land rights and environmental rights defenders is dangerous. Research by Global Witness reveals that since the 2009 military coup d’état in Honduras, 123 land and environmental activists have been murdered in that country with countless others threatened, attacked or imprisoned. The situation for rights defenders in El Salvador and Guatemala can hardly be described as any better than for Hondurans.

Defending Rights Defenders is a chance to explore, through short talks and case studies, ways in which we can better support rights defenders across Latin America. ENCA Environmental Network for Central America This free event will feature short presentations from Martin Mowforth, author of ‘The Violence of Development’, Doug Specht, Director of Voz, Emily Spence of Peace Brigades International and Aurelia Arzu, a leading member of the Organización Fraternal Negra de Honduras (Black Fraternal Organisation of Honduras, OFRANEH) – Aurelia works protecting and defending ancestral territories of the Garífuna people in Honduras.

The talks will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion, and later by music from the Pengenista samba-reggae drum band and the opportunity to continue discussions over a drink.

Register Free: ENCA.org.uk/Defending