EVENT: Anti-minority hate speech in South Asia: A call for collaborative action

The South Asia Collective announces the global launch of its annual ‘South Asia State of Minorities report 2021: Hate Speech and Minorities’. This multi-country report, the fifth in the South Asia Collective’s series of annual reports on minority rights in South...

How much do you know about important minority and indigenous events and trends of 2021?

2021 was an eventful year for all of us, but do you know what happened in the world of minorities and indigenous peoples? Test your knowledge in our end of year quiz!   The Covid-19 vaccine was approved in 2021. For what other serious illness was an important...

Minority and indigenous peoples’ rights defenders urge African states to address marginalisation grievances

Human rights defenders of minorities and indigenous peoples across Africa are calling on African states to take urgent measures that protect their economic, social and cultural rights.   This follows a declaration with recommendations from a webinar on ‘Inclusive...

Joint Letter to South Korea’s National Assembly Calling For the Immediate Passage of a Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Law

This letter was signed by 30 organizations and sent to the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. It urges the National Assembly to pass an antidiscrimination law to address pervasive discrimination against marginalized groups in the country. Dear members of the...

Hopes for 2022: ‘Where’s our solidarity with refugees? We can do better’

In this video produced by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Claire Thomas, Deputy Director for Minority Rights Group International and a founding member of the IDS-led Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID), reflects on how easily...

New data shows rising authoritarianism is causing instability and violence for minorities worldwide, says MRG

The rise of authoritarianism across the globe in recent years directly impacts societies struggling with division, conflict and violence, according to new data gathered by Minority Rights Group International (MRG). The 2021 Peoples under Threat index underscores the...

‘The EU as a Global Actor in Climate Action’, Joshua Castellino | TEPSA Explainers

‘Humanity is facing a serious crisis due to human-induced climate change. It is imperative that local, regional, national, and international policy address this issue urgently. The European Union, as principled actor on the global stage, has a fundamental duty...

Early warning mechanisms key to calming ethnic tensions

By Billy Rwothungeyo, Africa Media Officer at Minority Rights Group The Rwenzori region in Uganda is volatile, simmering tensions between different ethnic groups. The region has a dense concentration of different ethnic groups, including minorities such as the...

MRG condemns killing of Priyantha Kumara, minority Christian in Pakistan

Minority Rights Group (MRG) strongly condemns the violent attack and murder of Sri Lankan Christian Priyantha Kumara on allegations of blasphemy in Pakistan last week. Mr. Kumara was the general manager of a factory in Sialkot and had been living in Pakistan for...

Press Briefing – Launch: Report on the Humanitarian Crisis on the Polish-Belarusian Border

Minority Rights Group International supports ‘Grupa Granica‘, a collective of 14 Polish NGOs and activists working since August on the Polish-Belarusian border, with the launch of their new report. This Press Briefing is organised for the media about the...

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