Minority Rights Group is the leading global organization working for and with ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, and indigenous peoples worldwide.
For over 50 years, we have campaigned alongside these communities to achieve more equitable, inclusive and peaceful societies.
In recent years, we have seen spikes in violent attacks against minorities and indigenous peoples because of their ethnic or religious identities. Online hate speech against these communities is rampant, and those defending minority and indigenous rights are increasingly under attack.
Minorities and indigenous peoples are targeted by populist governments and presented as scapegoats for serious governance failures in addressing economic and social issues and combatting the climate crisis.
Today, rights-based organizations like ours have been forced into defending spaces that were uncontested prior to the rise of populism.
We are strongly committed to defending the human rights of minorities and indigenous peoples and will not rest while these attacks continue. We know that much remains to be done. By 2024, we dare to believe that the world will be a different place for minority and indigenous communities.