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Coalitions and networks

There is power in numbers.

While we work with dozens of minority and indigenous partner organizations every day, MRG is also a member of a number of coalitions and networks where we join forces with like-minded organizations on issues pertaining to our mandate.

  • Anna Lindh Foundation

    The Anna Lindh Foundation runs the largest network of civil society organizations involved in the promotion of intercultural dialogue across the Euro-Mediterranean region.

  • Civic Solidarity Platform

    The Civic Solidarity Platform was created to bring together nongovernment organizations committed to improving the human rights situation in Europe, Eurasia and the US.

  • Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern Africa – CELEP

    The Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) is an informal coalition of European members and East African partners focusing on communication, knowledge management and lobbying in favour of pastoralism in Eastern Africa.

  • Coalition for Human Rights in Development

    The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of social movements, civil society organizations, and grassroots groups working together to ensure that development is community-led and that it respects, protects, and fulfils human rights.

  • Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development – CREID

    The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) provides research evidence and delivers practical programmes which aim to redress poverty, hardship, and exclusion resulting from discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.

  • Eastern Partnership – Civil Society Forum – EAP-CSF

    Serving as the civil society and people-to-people dimension of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), the Eastern partnership Civil Society Forum has six main fields of activities.

  • Eastern Partnership Minorities Network

    The Eastern Partnership Minorities Network, founded by MRGE, with partners Analytical Centre for Regional Cooperation (Armenia), Social Action Centre (Ukraine) and Centre for Participation and Development (Georgia), brings together about 80 minority organizations and civil society leaders.

  • European Union Fundamental Rights Agency – Fundamental Rights Platform

    The Fundamental Rights Platform is the civil society cooperation channel of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). The FRA cooperates with civil society organizations from across the EU and in states having observer status with the FRA (North Macedonia, Serbia and Albania).

  • Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group

    The Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group (HR&CC WG) was formalised in 2010 to bring together civil society advocates and experts seeking to strengthen the recognition of the human rights dimension of climate change, and to secure adequate legal remedies for those impacted.

  • Human Rights and Democracy Network – HRDN

    The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is an informal grouping of NGOs operating at the EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and peace. HRDN’s vision is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the EU’s internal and external policy agenda.

  • International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect – ICRtoP

    The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) is a community of commitment made up of civil society and NGOs from around the world who are dedicated to the promotion of human rights, the prevention of atrocities and effective and consistent implementation of the…

  • International Dalit Solidarity Network – IDSN

    The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) was founded in March 2000 to advocate for Dalit human rights and to raise awareness of Dalit issues nationally and internationally.

  • International Land Coalition – ILC

    The International Land Coalition is a global alliance of civil society and farmers’ organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and research institutes. ILC’s stated mission is to ‘promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men through knowledge sharing .

  • International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – ESCR-Net

    ESCR-Net is a collaborative initiative of over 230 organizational members and some 50 individual advocates across more than 75 countries working to secure economic and social justice through human rights.

  • International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development – PaRD

    PaRD brings together governmental and intergovernmental entities with diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs).

  • The International Alliance to End Genocide

    Genocide Watch is the coordinating organization of The International Alliance to End Genocide (IAEG), an international coalition of organizations.

  • Namati – Innovations in Legal Empowerment

    Namati is a learning organization. With their partners and network members, Namati is continually working to understand how best to advance justice through legal empowerment.

  • NGO Major Group

    The NGO Major Group is tasked with facilitating the participation and enhancing the engagement of non-governmental organizations in the processes directly and indirectly related to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF).

  • The South Asia Collective

    The South Asia Collective (SAC) came together in December 2015 to document the condition of the South Asia region’s minorities – religious, linguistic, ethnic, caste and gender, among others – hoping this would help in bettering outcomes for South Asia’s many marginalised groups.

  • The UK Civil Society Atrocity Prevention Working Group

    The UK Civil Society Atrocity Prevention Working Group exists to cooperate, collaborate and share knowledge with the aim to improve the UK’s prediction and prevention of mass atrocities. The Group is convened by Protection Approaches and is a collaborative endeavour amongst a number of NGOs.

  • The UK Freedom of Religion or Belief Forum

    The UK FoRB Forum is comprised of over 70 stakeholder organizations, which fund the Forum through donations, and lead advocacy initiatives related to issues of common concern. The Forum is guided by a Steering Group which convenes between each stakeholder meeting.

  • UNITED for Intercultural Action

    UNITED for Intercultural Action is the European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants, refugees and minorities.

  • World Organisation Against Torture – OMCT

    The OMCT works with 200 member organizations to end torture and ill-treatment, assist victims, and protect human rights defenders at risk wherever they are.

A demonstration for the rights of Roma people in Budapest over a contested court ruling on compensation to segregated Roma pupils in Gyöngyöspata, a northern Hungarian village. Credit: Gabriella Csoszó / FreeDoc

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