The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) works to protect the health and human rights of Indigenous Peoples through cultural preservation, education, coalition building, community organizing, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and natural resource protection while working toward ensuring safe communities for women and children at the local, national, and international level.
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The Mayan League is a Maya organization whose purpose is to promote, preserve, and transmit the cosmovision and worldview, culture, history, and contributions of our ancestors and the values of their traditional knowledge and stewardship of the earth into solutions and actions against current threats and violations affecting their peoples, the earth, and humanity. They…
CCHR is an advocacy organization facilitating grassroots participation by empowering local communities through education of their civil and political rights. It facilitates constructive interaction between Cambodian civil society and the international community in order to advocate the progressive realization of Cambodian human rights.
Namati is building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who give people the power to understand, use, and shape the law. These advocates form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.
This guide (guide 2) contains advice for communities who have agreed to negotiate with a potential investor. It is designed to help communities and their frontline advocates to negotiate clear, fair, and enforceable contracts that require investors to respect community interests.
This guide (guide 1) explains how communities can prepare for interactions with potential investors, including making decisions about whether or not to negotiate.
The Pastoralists Indigenous Non Governmental Organizations’ Forum (PINGO’s Forum) is an advocacy coalition of 53 indigenous peoples organizations working in Tanzania for the rights of marginalized indigenous pastoralists and hunter-gatherers communities.
The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things,…
In 2009, Environmental Defender Law Center investigated claims by 28 Peruvian activists that they had been kidnapped and tortured at a mine site owned by English mining company Monterrico Metals. Recent court hearings have revealed new evidence. Trial is likely mid-2017.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to the General Assembly, July 2
Conservation and indigenous peoples’ rights. In the report, the Special Rapporteur provides a brief summary of her activities since her previous report to the Assembly, as well as a thematic analysis of conservation measures and their impact on indigenous peoples’ rights.