IWGIA is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

Since 1968, IWGIA has cooperated with indigenous organisations and international institutions to promote recognition and implementation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples. IWGIA supports the empowerment of Indigenous Peoples through documentation, capacity development and advocacy on local, regional and international level.

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  • The Indigenous World 2024
  • University summer course
  • Advanced Human Rights Course: Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  • IWGIA i Danmark
  • Volunteer with IWGIA
  • Indigenous women
  • Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Peoples Still at Serious Risk
  • Support Indigenous Peoples' rights
  • The Indigenous World 2024

    The Indigenous World 2024 is available now!

    Click here to download it.

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  • University summer course

    We are delighted to invite university students across Denmark to apply for the compelling summer course titled “Indigenous Peoples Rights – What You Have to Know.” This initiative presents an invaluable opportunity to delve into the multifaceted realm of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, knowledge, and their pivotal roles in diverse fields.

    We encourage students with a keen interest in Indigenous rights and intercultural engagements to apply for this enriching academic pursuit. Your participation promises not just academic enrichment but a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of Indigenous issues on a global scale.

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  • Advanced Human Rights Course: Indigenous Peoples' Rights

    You can now apply for a one-week intensive course on Indigenous Peoples´ rights offered by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

    The course will take place in hybrid format from 18 - 22 November 2024.

    Applications are invited from all around the world but priority will be given for participants from Africa for the physical attendance. Members of indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • IWGIA i Danmark

    IWGIA laver forskellige aktiviteter i Danmark om oprindelige folks rettigheder. Vi laver f.eks. events på Folkemødet på Bornholm, Klimafolkemødet i Middelfart og til Talk Town festivalen i København.

    Vores frivilliggruppe er åben for nye medlemmer.

    Læs mere om, hvor du kan møde os.

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  • Volunteer with IWGIA

    "Roots of the World" ("Verdens Rødder" in Danish) is IWGIA’s volunteer group in Denmark.

    We are curious about Indigenous Peoples, their cultural practices and political battles. We emphasise educating ourselves and spreading knowledge on Indigenous Peoples in diverse contexts.

    Anybody can join.

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  • Indigenous women

    In a world where one in three women experiences violence, where women do not have an equal say in decisions affecting their lives and where the predominant view on women in many cases is sexist and discriminatory – it is necessary that we all pull our weight to improve the situation.

    IWGIA is committed to contributing to this struggle and convinced that a lot can be achieved because Indigenous women are powerful changemakers despite the multi-dimensional challenges they face.

    Visit our page dedicated to Indigenous women to see our resources available.

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  • Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Peoples Still at Serious Risk

    On 2 December 1997, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord was signed, giving hope for lasting peace and development for the Indigenous Peoples of the CHT. However, more than 25 years later, Indigenous Peoples in the CHT in Bangladesh have experienced little to no peace or development and face continuous eviction.

    Find our CHT resources on our dedicated page here.

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  • Support Indigenous Peoples' rights

    Support our work to promote, protect and defend Indigenous Peoples' rights by becoming an IWGIA member or making a donation.

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IWGIA'S WORK

We focus on defending Indigenous Peoples’ land rights, promoting inclusion in climate action and participation in local and international decision-making processes.

Climate Change

Climate Change

IWGIA’s Climate Change programme strives to ensure that the impact of climate change and climate action on Indigenous Peoples’ rights is promptly addressed and remedied, while simultaneously guaranteeing that Indigenous Peoples themselves are acknowledged and consulted as key actors in realising their rights and contributors to climate change solutions through their knowledge.

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Land Defence and Defenders

Land Defence and Defenders

IWGIA’s Land Defence and Defenders programme leverages Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to safely and securely claim and exercise their rights to land, territories and natural resources at national, regional and international levels.

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Territorial Governance

Territorial Governance

IWGIA’s Territorial Governance programme reinforces the creation and consolidation of Indigenous self-governance and autonomy. It promotes dialogue with national authorities and international human rights mechanisms for the recognition of Indigenous governments and supports their articulation of diverse autonomous experiences.

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Global Governance

Global Governance

IWGIA’s Global Governance programme strengthens global-to-local linkages between national and international processes across all its thematic programmes.

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LATEST UPDATES

IWGIA shares news, alerts, briefing notes, studies, and reports made by our team of experts and partners. Once a year, IWGIA publishes a global report on indigenous peoples’ rights. Under the news section you will also find facts on indigenous peoples. Click here to view more.

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About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Read more.

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Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Read The Indigenous World.

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Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

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