AIPP’s Statements

Urgent Appeal to the Government of Thailand to Extend Humanitarian Assistance to the Victims Seeking Protection at the Thai-Myanmar Border

Since the 1 February military coup and the declaration of the long state of emergency in Myanmar, over 600 people including Indigenous Peoples have been killed by the Myanmar Military in violent and systematic crackdowns on peaceful pro-democracy protests. The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar has said the military …

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Human rights groups condemn violence against peaceful protestors in Myanmar

2 MARCH 2021 | International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) strongly condemns the violence used by security forces in Myanmar against peaceful protestors. The 28th of February proved to be the bloodiest day since the start of the protest against the military coup that took place one month …

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“Our roots, our language!

A Statement by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact on International Mother Language Day, 2021 AIPP theme: “Our roots, our language! Mother tongue education for our future!” Commemorating the importance of mother language and its promotion, preservation and protection the International Mother Language Day is observed worldwide on 21 February every year after it was first announced …

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Protect the Indigenous Karen to return home safely!

The Thai government must immediately step up to uphold the human rights ofthe Karen Indigenous People in Bang Kloi The Karen Indigenous Peoples of Bang Kloi used to live inside the Kaeng Krachan National Park in their original village (Bangloi Bon- Jai Paen Din) – a place they had lived in sustainably for hundreds of …

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Statement on the Military Coup in Myanmar

1 February 2021 International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) strongly condemn the military coup and attack on civilian rule in Myanmar that took place on 1 February 2021. On Monday morning, just hours before the first scheduled session of the recently elected Myanmar parliament, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Military) …

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121 International Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Recent Panay Massacre

Deadly operations through coordinated police and military actions on Indigenous Peoples under Duterte’s regime in the Philippines must stop! We the undersigned organisations across the world condemn the apparently extrajudicial execution of 9 Indigenous leaders, and the illegal arrest of 17 additional leaders and members of Tumanduk nga Mangunguma nga Nagapangapin sa Duta kag Kabuhi …

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Justice for Lakingme!

Chakma girl from Bangladesh abducted, converted, raped, and reportedly murdered A 14-year-old Indigenous Chakma girl named Lakingme Chakma was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam, raped, and reportedly murdered by a non-Indigenous Bengali in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. What happened? Lakingme was in the seventh grade and had just turned 14 years and 10 …

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Statement on International Human Rights Day

It was on the 10th of December 1948 that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and hence forth this day has been observed as Human Rights Day every year. Human Rights is an inalienable rights entitled to as a human being regardless of any social, political, gender, economic locations anyone may come from. …

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Open Letter to Ministry of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Bangladesh

Bir BahadurUshwe Sing MP, MinisterMinistry of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs,BangladeshSecretariatBuilding, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh SUBJECT: PROTECT THE INDIGENOUS MRO PEOPLE FROM FORCED EVICTION December 1st, 2020 Honorable Minister Sing, With this letter we, the undersigned organisations, wish to express our concern and show our solidarity with the Indigenous Mro communities, who right now are facing …

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Open Letter to the PM of Bangladesh

Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina Prime MinisterPeoples’ Republic of BangladeshOld Sangshad Bhaban, Tejgaon, Dhaka 1215 SUBJECT: PROTECT THE INDIGENOUS MRO PEOPLE FROM FORCED EVICTION December 1st, 2020 Honorable Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, With this letter we, the undersigned organisations, wish to express our concern and show our solidarity with the Indigenous Mro communities, who right now …

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