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How you can support minority and indigenous rights

With people like you, we can combat persecution, challenge marginalization and realize climate justice for minority and indigenous communities across the globe.

From countering online hatred and empowering activists, to supporting survivors of slavery and defending land rights, our work is as diverse as the communities we work with. Together we can combat persecution, challenge marginalization and realize climate justice for minority and indigenous communities across the globe.

Where your money goes


goes directly to our activities to benefit marginalized minorities and indigenous peoples


is spent on fundraising


is spent on governance and other costs

Our impact in 2022

We have worked throughout 2022 with our partners towards achieving our objectives of combatting persecution, challenging marginalization and realizing climate justice. Below are just a few of our achievements.


duty bearers sensitized

to the extreme exclusion and the needs of marginalized and persecuted minority and indigenous communities


activists trained

from minority and indigenous communities, including 720 women


recommendations made

by national, regional or international human rights or development mechanisms linked to advocacy from MRG partners or trainees


rights claims made

by minority and indigenous communities seeking to address violations, discrimination or exclusion through official channels or innovative approaches

Fundraise for us

Stand alongside us in the pursuit of rights for minorities and indigenous peoples by fundraising to support our work. You can use our handy sheet of ideas and tips, think up your own fundraising idea or simply get in touch with us.

Discover our handy guide

Make a donation

Any donation you make will have a big impact on our work.

  • £3 monthly (£36) could pay for childcare support during training for activists so that more women can attend and ensure the inclusion of gender-specific questions into conversations and actions resulting from the training.
  • £60 could enable one minority activist to complete a 12-week online course with regular support from a tutor to build skills and knowledge to represent their community and defend their rights.
  • £565 could fund a minority activist to travel to the UN in Geneva and speak directly to UN Ambassadors about how minority communities struggle to achieve rights fulfilment and equality and what can be done to secure changes.
  • £70 monthly (£840) could allow our Legal Team to identify and support three victims of rights abuses or discrimination in one of our programmes.


Major gifts from individuals and organizations can make a huge impact on our work and enable programmes which might not otherwise be possible.  

If you are passionate about a particular area of our work, please get in touch to talk about how you could choose to direct your kind donation to a particular theme or region. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

Corporate support and payroll giving

Gather your colleagues for a fundraiser or learning event and help to support the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. You can get in touch with us to discuss your ideas or find out more about corporate giving.

Donating through payroll is an easy and tax-efficient way to support our work, meaning that you can donate more money for less. Contact your company to ask about their payroll giving schemes; they may even match a percentage of your regular donation. Your donation will be deducted from your salary, and you’ll make an amazing impact on minority and indigenous rights worldwide every month!

Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a legacy is an amazing way to leave your mark on the world. However big or small your gift is, it will make a difference to the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples for the long term.

Members of Uganda’s Batwa community perform a traditional dance. Credit: Thomas Alboth.

A member of the Malay Muslim community of Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces. Credit: Nayueree Awaekueji.

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