One step closer: indigenous peoples’ rights in the DRC

By Eunice Nsikak Olembo, Africa Legal Officer at Minority Rights Group After nine years of tenacious advocacy by indigenous rights campaigners, recently the Senate of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) adopted a proposed bill bringing its indigenous peoples one...

Telling indigenous stories with nuance

By Billy Rwothungeyo, Africa Media Officer at Minority Rights Group   Uganda’s star in middle and long distance running is on the rise, with the country now rubbing shoulders with powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia. A little-known fact is that many of the athletes...

Testimonies of a group of associations fighting against racial discrimination in Tunisia

Last March, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Minority Rights Group met with a number of Tunisian civil society organizations fighting against racial discrimination in Tunisia. In this video, you can listen to their...

Empowering Kenya’s indigenous Sengwer to advocate for better healthcare and education

By Billy Rwothungeyo, Africa Media Officer and Geoffrey Kerosi, East Africa Health and Education Projects Coordinator at Minority Rights Group Kenya’s indigenous Sengwer are proactively challenging authorities to improve service delivery to their communities. Through...

MRG and partner emphasize disproportionate impact on Roma of Russian invasion of Ukraine

This statement to the UN Human Rights Council was delivered by Yulian Kondur in the name of MRG and Chirikli at the Human Rights Council’s Interactive Dialogue on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, 49th Session, held on Wednesday 30 March 2022. On behalf...

MRG: states and development actors should integrate racial equality into development programmes

This statement to the UN Human Rights Council was delivered by Glenn Payot, UN Advocacy Consultant at Minority Rights Group, in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of Racism, Human Rights Council, 50th session, 5 July 2022....

MRG expresses concern about the situation of minority women in Afghanistan

This statement to the UN Human Rights Council was delivered by Glenn Payot, UN Advocacy Consultant at Minority Rights Group, at the Urgent Debate on the Human Rights of Women and Girls in Afghanistan, Human Rights Council, 50th session, 1 July 2022.   Mister...

UPR of Uganda: MRG urges the government to implement affirmative action for indigenous communities

This statement to the UN Human Rights Council was delivered by Bob Mbabazi, at the Universal Periodic Review of Uganda, Human Rights Council, 50th session, item 6, 30 June 2022. Minority Rights Group (MRG) welcomes the Government of Uganda’s support for the...

Countering Hate Speech: Guidance for civil society and activists

Hate speech causes harm at the personal level and undermines the fulfilment of human rights for all. Join us to learn more about the pioneering toolkit that Minority Rights Group developed with partners across the world. The toolkit provides practical advice and tips...

The Right to Health for Women with Disabilities Who Experience Racism

MRG was part of a joint submission on the right to health for women with disabilities who experience racism with Women Enabled and NIDWAN to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Day of General Discussion on the Racial Discrimination and the...

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