Statements – Countries

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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PROTECT THE INDIGENOUS MRO PEOPLE FROM FORCED EVICTION

Indigenous Mro are being forcefully evicted from their lands to make way for a 5-star hotel resort. Despite heavy pressure from the company, government and military, the Indigenous Mro are fighting for their rights. International solidarity has been summoned in an open letter to the Government of Bangladesh. Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP), Thailand and …

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Indigenous communities in Nepal launch Free, Prior, and Informed Consent protocol for EIB-funded Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line

Press Release: KATHMANDU, 8 October 2020 – Today, Indigenous communities affected by the 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line in Nepal call on their government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to seektheir Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in accordance with a protocol they are releasing detailing the FPIC process. “The Nepal Electricity Authority …

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Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments 21 July 2020

Your excellencies, We, the undersigned 33 civil society organizations and multi-stakeholder initiatives, representing both companies and civil society, urge the Governments of Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to echo the European Union (EU) in its …

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Philippines: IPs group to NCIP, PH gov’t: ‘Stop the denial. Vote for UN probe’

Press Release June 30, 2020 Having doubts about the UN report on the Philippines? Then join us in urgently inviting its investigative body to visit the Philippines. This was the challenge of Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (National Alliance of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines) International Officer Beverly Longid to the National Commission …

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Joint Statement of Network of Indigenous Women’s in Asia (NIWA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

COVID-19 Pandemic Multiplies Burden and Vulnerabilities of Indigenous Women in Asia The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened humanity and wellbeing globally. The severity of its impact to Indigenous Peoples, especially Indigenous Women and girls, Indigenous persons with disability and the elderly are disproportionate and grave in Asia. They are facing aggravated health risks, food insecurity, loss …

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IPs amidst COVID-19 pandemic: From north to south Indigenous Peoples are battling against discrimination, militarization and worsening human rights situation

Months into the crisis brought about by COVID-19 pandemic, the situation of the Indigenous Peoples, from north to south is slowly coming to light with the reports coming from different indigenous organizations and communities. As the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was declared nationwide, the 15 million Indigenous Peoples (IPs), in the country are facing particularly …

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AIPP’s Statement in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao

Thank you and greetings from AIPP. I am sharing solidarity with the people of Mindanao, particularly to the Moro and Lumad Indigenous groups. We are very keen to learn the situation of Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao. We have reached out to our partners and members in the Philippines namely, CPA, BAI and Katribu and got …

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Philippines: Indigenous Peoples will die of hunger not with COVID-19, govt urged for urgent action to deliver socio-economic relief

Media Release: March 29, 2020 Weeks after the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was declared on March 16, lockdown had reached to indigenous peoples communities. Three (3) Aeta communities in Floridablanca, Pampanga is placed under ECQ after 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were documented. Close to 1000 families in Aeta villages of Nabuclod, Mawacat, and …

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