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African Canadians: Navigating the Ontario justice system & rebuilding young lives 

" There is a broad understanding that as a population black young people in Canada are more likely to be stopped by the police than any other ethnic group … It's a process of criminalization,  it's a process of stereotyping. You find there is greater police presence and police surveillance in black communities ...on almost every street corner you will see a police car." - Mobafa BakerThe...

Guatemala: Stove project to improve cooking methods  

The Guatemalan Stove Project is a small charity based in Perth, Ontario. By raising small sums of money (around $250.), Canadians are able to work with local people, many of whom are from the Maya indigenous community, in the Western Highlands in Guatemala, to improve their cooking methods. Instead of having to cook over an open stove, causing pollution, health problems and using...

Kenya's fisherwomen helping themselves out of poverty 

Women in the Fishing Industry Programme (WIFIP), is an NGO based in Kenya that works on education and development activities for women in the fishing industry to bring about their socio-economic empowerment. WIFIP's work often centers around vulnerable, marginalized, rural and urban populations and those in situations of chronic economic insecurity. In this photo story, we take a look at the women who strive to empower themselves socially and...

Honduras: Preserving native Bay Island culture and involving youth on Roatan Island 

The Bay Islands, located approximately 40 miles off the coast of Honduras in Central America, are an Anglophone Caribbean enclave in a predominantly Spanish speaking region. Roatan, which is the largest island in the chain, is now a popular daily port of call for large holiday cruise ships.Honduras acquired sovereignty over the Bay Islands in 1860, however it was not until the rapid growth...

Philippines: Northern folk barrage mining companies in the Metro 

Three hundred people coming from different Northern provinces trooped to mining corporations’ offices in Manila to protest the violations of people’s rights in connection to the inrush of mining projects in the Northern regions.The group, led by Amianan, Salakniban! (Defend the North), Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) and green group Kalikasan-PNE, went around the capital and staged protests in front of...

Namibia: Indigenous groups' long road to claim their rights 

Two indigenous groups have stood up to the powers that be in Namibia to claim their rights. In two separate declarations, the Himba and Zemba ethnic groups made plain their demands to government.Phil ya Nangoloh, a human rights defender and Executive Director of NamRights, a Namibian human rights organization, explained to MRG how a hitherto powerless and voiceless people took their advocacy to the...

UK/Nigeria: London Igbos march in protest against killings committed by Boko Haram 

By Chizom Ekeh Saturday 18 February 2012 (London, UK) More than 200 people from London’s Igbo community have marched on Downing Street calling for an end to the targeted killing of Christians in northern eastern Nigeria by the terrorist Islamist group, Boko Haram.The protest, organised by the Nigeria Peace Rally, which was set up in the aftermath of the Christmas day...

Bangladesh: Smoke in the hills. A story by Per Liljas, winner of MRG's Young Journalist Award 

Forty years after Bangladesh' liberation war, indigenous communities are still stuck in the same struggleTwelve-year old Dipu Chakma was woken up by the crashing sound when the front door of his family’s hut was kicked in. Five men entered, their faces covered in cloth. Hurriedly, Dipu got up from his bed and ushered his little brother Riku to the back of the hut. Sneaking...

Ensuring minority rights in Nepal's new constitution 

These photos were taken by Support Nepal that had recently organized a regional training conference called 'Together for Rights' that focused on minority rights within the context of state restructuring in Nepal. The conference, held earlier this year in January, was held in seven places all around Nepal's five regions and included the participation of minority communities such as the Madeshi, Dalits, Mahilas, Janjatis...

Bangladesh, Chittagong Hill Tracts: We are Indigenous not 'Bengali' 

On 9th July 2011, about 5000 indigenous people attended a rally in Bandarban to protest the fact that the 15th constitutional amendment of Bangladesh terms the country's indigenous population as "Bengali" and demand instead their recognition as “indigenous” in the constitution of Bangladesh....

Where is the dignity of Burma? 

Download a report 'Where is the Dignity of the Chin of Burma? Time to speak out about crimes against humanity in Chin State.'...

Philippines: KAMP calls for justice over Lumad killing 

National alliance of indigenous peoples’ organizations in the Philippines, KAMP (Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas) is dismayed by government inaction in the extrajudicial killing of Lumad leader Jimmy Liguyon last March 5, 2012.Liguyon was the vice-chairperson of Kasilo, an organization of Ata-Matigsalug Lumad in Bukidnon. He was shot allegedly by Aldy “Butsoy” Salusad, who is said to lead a paramilitary group that...

Tanzania: Maasai land dispute with safari tourism group 

Freddy Batundi, MRG’s Capacity Building Officer in Africa, reports back on a visit to Maasai communities in northern Tanzania.Towards the end of last year I made a field trip to Loliondo, Tanzania, as part of MRG's work to support Maasai community meetings in the sub-villages of Sukenya, Mondorosi and Enadooshoke, which are part of Soitsambu village in northern Tanzania, to agree on their position...

Philippines: Indigenous people's group alarmed at rising human rights violations 

Attacks on the human rights of indigenous peoples has been rampant this past few weeks according to indigenous peoples' organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP.) "The Aquino adminstration seems to tolerate the human rights violations done against the people. In lieu of justice, we find our human rights situation deteriorating," Bontoc-Igorot and KAMP spokesperson Piya Macliing Malayao said. KAMP...

Philippines: ‘Oplan Bayanihan’ blamed for spate of human rights violations on indigenous peoples 

Indigenous peoples and human rights organizations staged a protest action in front of the Department of National Defense gates today, bewailing human rights violations done against indigenous peoples. "The Aquino administration seems to shrug off human rights violations done against the indigenous people. In lieu of justice, we find our human rights continually violated though his counter-insurgency policies," Bontoc-Igorot and KAMP spokesperson Piya Macliing...

India/Burma: Hopeful Chins Look to Don Bosco Ashayalam to be a Saving Grace 

27 March 2012 - Delhi, India: The Burmese Chin refugees started boycotting the services of the UNHCR implementing partner YMCA last July 7, 2011 because many of the Indian employees at the YMCA providing the services were very discriminating, rude, told outlandish lies, threatened parents, and did not care or show compassion to the refugees they were supposed to be helping. ...

India: Arbitrary arrest of Christian human rights defender 

Junash Pradhan, a well-known human rights defender and a tribal community leader belonging to a vulnerable minority (Christian) community has been working as a social activist for the last 22 years in Orissa state.  His popularity amongst the local people led to him twice elected as member of the Daringibadi Panchayat Samiti (Block), first from 1993 to 1996 and then as the Chairperson from...

UK/Nigeria: RADIO BIAFRA LONDON IS BACK!  

After two years of absence the legendary Radio Biafra London (RBL) is back on air and will resume on SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2012 at 8pm broadcasting twice a week on 11870 kHz frequency on the shortwave band from its London Studio to all African countries with concentrated footprint in Nigeria. Listeners in the Greater London area can tune into 94.3FM at the same...

Phillipines: Indigenous peoples denounce rape of minors in Benguet, demand military pullout in all indigenous communities 

KATRIBU Partylist demanded the immediate pullout of State armed forces in the Cordillera, citing human rights violations that ensue in militarized communities, one of which is the alleged rape of two girls by a military official in Benguet. “Katrina” and “Isabel” are 16-year old high school students from a mining town in Mankayan, Benguet. Isabel failed to graduate due to severe trauma she...

India: Mass mobilisation to urge government to implement Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub Plan 

A mass agitation is planned in Delhi on 24 April 2012,  at Jantar Mantar.COME FORWARD AND JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO COLLECTIVELY DEMAND JUST IMPLEMENTATION OF SCP/TSP FOR SCs and STs.For more information, download the attached flyer....


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