Coming This Spring: Weeks of Action in Solidarity with Water and Earth Defenders

The climate crisis is the greatest human rights challenge of our time.

That’s why Amnesty International is prioritizing advocacy and activism to support the vital efforts of grassroots movements, led by Indigenous peoples, seeking to protect a healthy environment for all.

The situation simply could not be more urgent – or more dangerous.

March and April provide important moments to raise our voices, build connections with others, and together press for action by decision makers:

  • March 14 is International Day of Action for Rivers
  • March 22 is World Water Day
  • April 22 is Earth Day

Together with environment defenders in Canada and abroad, we’re developing a variety of ways to take action, starting on March 14 and continuing through April 22. 

Mark your calendars and join us to make an impact!

Revisit this page at the beginning of February to see our menu of issues and actions. Also watch for the dates of webinars, offering information and opportunities for discussion.

Thank you for planning to participate in this important activism.

“We need to join forces with all nations regardless of colour and nationality. Mother Earth does not discriminate, and we need Mother Earth to live, and we need the waters. When we stand together as one, we are one voice and one nation, and together as one we are stronger. We have this one last chance to save our planet.”

~ Autumn Pelletier, teenage activist from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island and the chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation, which advocates for 40 member First Nations in Ontario 

“We have no replacement planet. We have only this one. We have to take action.”

~ Berta Cáceres, Lenca Indigenous water defender who was murdered in Honduras in 2016