For IWGIA, documentation goes hand in hand with promoting, defending and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples.
We are monitoring and documenting the status of indigenous peoples' rights and produce solid publications and fact-based reports to strengthen and empower indigenous peoples to fight violations of their rights. Many of our publications are co-productions produced in close cooperation between IWGIA and our partners.
Download and read our newest publications:
Land grabbing, investments & indigenous peoples’ rights to land and natural resources
LAND RIGHTS: The report guides you through the complexities and the legal frameworks related to human rights and today’s scramble for land.
Livelihood, Land Use and Customary Tenure in Khupra, Myanmar
RESEARCH: New report illustrates how the method “participatory action research” can benefit indigenous peoples by acknowledging traditional knowledge and documenting land use and ownership for future generations.
Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Where Indian Legislation Stands
LAND RIGHTS: Economic, social and political rights of many local communities have been undermined without consultation, consent and provision of adequate alternatives as they face physical displacement. Briefing note written by Gayatri Raghunandan, Research Associate at the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi.
Browse through some of our most popular publications:
The Indigenous World
Every year, IWGIA produces a global report on the rights of indigenous peoples, The Indigenous World.
The Indigenous World provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide and a comprehensive overview of the main global trends and developments affecting indigenous peoples. We have published the report every year for over 30 years.
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We are building a new and user-friendly publication database.
Meanwhile, please, see our publications on Issuu.
Learn more about our organisation:
IWGIA is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. IWGIA was founded in 1968 by anthropologists alarmed about the ongoing genocide on indigenous peoples taking place in the Amazon.
IWGIA's secretariat in Copenhagen is staffed by experts and advisors on the rights of indigenous peoples. We are 16 full-time employees who work to defend the rights of indigenous peoples.
IWGIA's international board is the highest governing body of the organisation. Knud Vilby is the current chairman of the board. Meet all board members here.
Find our policies, strategies, financial statements and annual reports here.