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Rights of indigenous peoples - specialist organisations

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Title: Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Description/subject: "The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization founded in 1988 by indigenous peoples' movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples' rights and human rights and articulating issues of relevance to indigenous peoples. At present, AIPP has 47 members from 14 countries in Asia with 14 National Formations, 15 Sub-national Formations and 18 Local Formations. Of this number, 6 are Indigenous Women's Organizations and 4 are Indigenous Youth Organizations... Our Vision: Indigenous peoples in Asia are fully exercising their rights, distinct cultures and identities, are living with dignity, and enhancing their sustainable management systems on lands, territories and resources for their own future and development in an environment of peace, justice and equality... Our Mission: AIPP strengthens the solidarity, cooperation and capacities of indigenous peoples in Asia to promote and protect their rights, cultures and identities, and their sustainable resource management systems for their development and self-determination... Our Goals: * To empower Indigenous peoples in Asia to promote and defend their human rights and fundamental freedoms and claim legal recognition to their identities, collective rights under UNDRIP and other international human rights instruments. *To build the broadest solidarity and cooperation of indigenous peoples in Asia to strengthen indigenous movements. To promote and protect the integrity of the environment and enhance the sustainable resource management systems of indigenous peoples including their traditional knowledge, food security and biodiversity by having full control over their land, territories and resources. *To attain full and effective participation of indigenous peoples, particularly indigenous women and youth at all levels of decision-making. *To strengthen solidarity and cooperation with other social movements towards achieving equality, peace, democracy and justice..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 September 2015


Title: Forest Peoples Programme - Supporting forest people's rights
Description/subject: Environmental governance...Climate and forests...Legal and human rights...Responsible finance
Language: English
Source/publisher: Forest People's Programme
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2012


Title: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Description/subject: "IWGIA is an international human rights organization staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. IWGIA supports indigenous peoples' struggle for human rights, self-determination, right to territory, control of land and resources, cultural integrity, and the right to development. IWGIA was founded in 1968 by anthropologists alarmed about the ongoing genocide on indigenous peoples taking place in the Amazon. The aim was to establish a network of concerned researchers and human right activists to document the situation of indigenous peoples and advocate for an improvement of their rights. Today indigenous peoples from all over the world are involved in IWGIA's global network..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: IWGIA
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015


Title: Minority Rights International
Description/subject: "Minority Rights Group International campaigns worldwide with around 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media, we support minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life. We understand how discrimination based on age, class, gender and disability can have a multiple impact on disadvantaged minorities, and our campaigns target governments and communities to eradicate such attitudes. Minority Rights Group International has over 40 years experience of working with non-dominant ethnic, religious and linguistic communities and we bring a long term view of these issues to bear in all the work we do..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Minority Rights International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015


Title: Society for Threatened Peoples (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker International (GfbV)
Description/subject: "The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) is an international human rights organization that advocates for threatened ethnic and religious minorities, nationalities and indigenous communities. We take sides with the victims of crimes against humanity, and we are not afraid to name the perpetrators and their accomplices. Even if victims become perpetrators themselves, we will not remain silent – because we are committed to our motto of "not turning a blind eye"... A voice for of the victims: We are independent – financed only by private donations and membership fees. As a human rights organization, we are in contact with politicians, associations and the media, representing the interests of threatened minorities on all continents. Our efforts have been recognized by the United Nations – and we were granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN. Thus, we have the right to address UN bodies and to speak up for various minority groups. Also, we have a participatory status with the Council of Europe..."
Language: English, Deutsch (German)
Source/publisher: Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker International (GfbV)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://www.gfbv.de/
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015


Title: Survival International
Description/subject: "We are Survival, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. We’re the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. Tribal peoples have developed ways of life that are largely self-sufficient and extraordinarily diverse. Many of the world’s staple crops and drugs used in Western medicine originate with them, and have saved millions of lives. Even so, tribal peoples are portrayed as backward and primitive simply because their communal ways are different. Industrialized societies subject them to genocidal violence, slavery and racism so they can steal their lands, resources and labor in the name of ‘progress’ and ‘civilization’. Our work is preventing the annihilation of tribal peoples. We give them a platform to speak to the world. We investigate atrocities and present evidence to the United Nations and other international forums. We support legal representation. We fund medical and self-help projects. We educate, research, campaign, lobby and protest. And we won’t give up until we all have a world where tribal peoples are respected and their human rights protected..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Survival International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015