Minority Rights Group International campaigns worldwide with around 150 partners in over 50 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard.
Through our programmes, publications, advocacy, legal cases, training and education, and our action in 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 50 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.
We work with minorities as diverse as the Batwa in Central Africa, Roma in Europe, Christians in Iraq and Dalits in India and Nepal to name but a few.
MRG is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) with an international governing Council that meets twice a year. We have consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and observer status with the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights.
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The world’s most marginalised communities have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more about what we’ve been doing to support them.
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