EVENT: Minority and Indigenous Trends 2021 – Focus on COVID-19

Join the online launch of our ground-breaking annual report! This year’s edition of our ‘Minority and Indigenous Trends’ report focuses on the distinct impact that COVID-19 has had on minorities, indigenous peoples and other groups vulnerable to discrimination and...

MRG and partners announced as winners of prestigious Wellcome Trust Hub award

Minority Rights Group (MRG) and partners in the Land Body Ecologies Research Group (LBE) have won the Wellcome Trust’s renowned Hub Award. The grant provides a dynamic research space in the Wellcome Collection building in central London, where people with different...

Becoming European: Abou Sene, fisherman, activist and asylum seeker from the Gambia

Just one day after the World Refugee Day, join this event to hear Abou Sene, one of the protagonists of our documentary ‘Stolen Fish’, in conversation with Anna Alboth, our Europe Media Officer. Why do people leave Gambia? How does it feel? What does new...

Refugees, dignity and humanity: A Sea-Eye 4 crew member reflects on rescuing 408 lives

Last month, I joined the Sea-Eye 4 crew as a journalist on board. At that time, we did not yet know that we would experience one of the most incredible rescue operations that Sea-Eye has ever known, bringing aboard more than 400 people from 6 boats in distress. We had...

Civil Society Condemns Human Rights Violations against Indigenous Peoples in West Papua

An ongoing armed conflict in West Papua between the Indonesian military and the separatist movement finds ordinary Indigenous Peoples caught in the middle, resulting in deaths and violations of their rights.  Since 1963, when the Indonesian government formally took...

Weekend thoughts on the plight of the left behind

By Cécile Clerc, MRG’s Director of Development & Partnerships One of my little pleasures every weekend is to be the first to grab the newspaper and read it while everyone else is still asleep. This weekend in particular, I realised how work can shape the way you...

A Four-Fold Path to Mitigating the Environmental Crisis

By Joshua Castellino, Executive Director, Minority Rights Group International In a succinct Op-Ed published last week in the lead up to World Environment Day, John Knox and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz called for governments to protect communities that are effectively the...

Webinar Overview: ‘The Rights and Equality of Dis/abled People in Thailand’

On 26 May 2021, the Faculty of International Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus and the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity (CSCD) at the Institute for Peace Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, in collaboration with...

Politicking in the Midst of Pandemic Could be Recipe for Election Disaster

By Joshua Castellino, MRG’s Executive Director After a devastating year in Ethiopia that witnessed wide-scale killings and war in the Tigray Regional State amid the deadly pandemic, the decision to push back the elections to June 21, 2021, must be welcomed with...

How the Ugandan Constitution perpetuates discrimination against ethnic minorities

In 2011, Aggrey Kiragaba Liboyo, a pastor, was awarded a dream scholarship in the United States to further his studies in theology and church leadership. As a member of the Maragoli community—a minority ethnic group in Uganda, the news of the scholarship was massive,...

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