Graduates of the EarthRights Schools (ERS) are a group of inspiring individuals from Burma, the Mekong region, and Amazon rainforest areas dedicated to the non-violent defense of human rights, the advancement of social change and the prevention of environmental abuses.
ERS alumni come from diverse backgrounds representing over 45 ethnic groups and are dispersed across 13 countries. Despite such diversity, their shared experiences have brought them together to form a vibrant network of activists. ERS alumni have experienced first-hand the human rights and environmental abuses caused by governments, corporations, and international financial institutions on their communities and livelihoods.
ERS alumni put their skills into action in their home communities by organizing trainings for fellow activists, leaders, and journalists to equip them with the skills necessary to raise local voices against environmental and human rights abuses wherever they occur.
The purpose of the EarthRights School alumni website is to support alumni by raising their voices to the international community. The website highlights the activities and accomplishments of the alumni by opening channels for them to obtain additional support.