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IWGIA is looking for an intern with a sharp pen and fluency in English

Are you motivated by driving social change through communication? Are you a native English speaker and thrive as much with writing articles as you do with proofreading? Do you want to work with human rights and indigenous peoples and at the same time developing your communication skills?

If yes, perhaps you are IWGIA’s new Communication Intern.

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IWGIA is looking for an Editorial Assistant Intern


















Do you have editorial skills in Spanish and English? Do you enjoy collecting data to engage audiences? And do you have experience with human rights or media outlets?

If it sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

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Defending the Defenders: Recommendations from the conference

Recent reports by UN experts and human rights organizations document an alarming increase in violent attacks against and criminalisation of indigenous peoples defending their rights to their traditional lands and natural resources, particularly in the context of large-scale development projects. Intensifying global competition over natural resources increasingly makes indigenous communities taking action to protect their traditional lands and territories targets of persecution by State and non-State actors who want to silence them and dissuade others to support them.

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IWGIA starts name-changing process

To strengthen our support for indigenous peoples’ rights and our strategic goals of making new alliances and engage more broadly, the Board of IWGIA has decided that it is time for a new name for the organisation. As a result, we have started a process of changing the name by selecting two potential names, and we would like to hear which one you prefer.

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

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. Download here.

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
CVR: 81294410

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