MRG is the leading international human rights organization working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous people around the world.

We work with minority and indigenous communities and campaign for recognition of their rights in the following ways:

  • Advocacy and lobbying governments and the United Nations alongside and on behalf of minorities and indigenous peoples
  • We publish authoritative publications that are widely valued by academics and the media
  • We produce documentary films on a range of issues and countries – from Afro-Colombian miners to religious minorities in Iraq
  • Our pioneering legal cases work advances the protection of minorities under international law
  • We deliver projects in many countries around the world (see below)
  • We support civil society organizations, human rights defenders, professionals and decision makers to learn about the importance of and get experience in the implementation of minority rights
  • We provide advice and consultancy to a wide range of institutions such as UN agencies, government departments and companies to share our expertise of minority and indigenous rights

Our work, and the evaluation of our efforts, offers overwhelming evidence that the inclusion of minority communities leads to stronger, more cohesive societies.

We believe it is clear that exclusion can result in instability, conflict, and in the most extreme cases, genocide. We have worked with over 150 partners across 60 countries for more than 50 years to promote peaceful coexistence and sustainable social change.

Our current programmes

The following programmes have recently ended and are currently undergoing evaluation:

Tackling COVID-19 together

The world’s most marginalised communities have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more about what we’ve been doing to support them.

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