Civil and Political Rights

AIPP condemn the barbaric attack on Indigenous Munda people in Satkhira district of Bangladesh

Date: 25 August 2022 The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) vehemently condemn the motivated and organised attack on Munda Indigenous People in Bangladesh on 19th August 2022. This kind of heinous crime has no place in a civilized society and cannot be condoned and the perpetrators must be brought to justice immediately. It is reported that …

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One Year after the Illegitimate Military Coup in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar: Joint LGBTIQ+ Civil Society Statement

We will never forget. It has been a year since the violent and illegitimate occupation of the democratically elected government by Myanmar’s military junta on 1 February 2021. This was at a period when the people were at their most vulnerable, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It was and still is a grave and utter betrayal …

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Fact Sheet: Ethnic Women and Water Government in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR

Lao PDR’s rapidly growing hydropower sector provides an opportunity to integrate principles of sustainability and gender equality in all infrastructure and energy development processes. Our member in Laos has published this factsheet with case studies including recommendations to integrate gender equality for ethnic women in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. Click here to download the full …

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Fact Sheet: Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls In Bangladesh

Indigenous women and girls frequently experience violence in Bangladesh. A report published by Bangladesh Indigenous Women Network (BIWN) found that from January to June in the year 2021, 37 indigenous women became victims of violence in 33 incidents, of which 17 were in the plains and 16 were in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). Rape …

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Philippines Ground Report: Escalation Of Brutal Attacks On Indigenous Human Rights Groups

The alarming trend of human rights violations on indigenous human rights and climate defenders in the Philippines has not only continued since the massacre of nine indigenous Tumadok activists in December of last year but is allegedly escalating in the run-up to the President’s State of the Nation address this month. AIPP brings you this …

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Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet

9th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights “Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet” From the 16th to 18th of November, 2020 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s Statement The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the UN Working Group on Business …

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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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The Joint Statement On The Case Of The Killing Of Thai Indigenous Human Rights Defender – Mr. Polajee Rakchongcharoen (Billy)

The Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) have followed-up on the enforced disappearance of Mr. Polajee Rakchongcharoen (or Billy), an indigenous-Karen human rights defender in Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), Petchaburi Province, Thailand since 2014.  The NIPT and AIPP would like to express their deepest condolences to family …

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The Joint Statement On The Case Of The Killing Of Thai Indigenous Human Rights Defender – Mr. Polajee Rakchongcharoen (Billy)

The Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) have followed-up on the enforced disappearance of Mr. Polajee Rakchongcharoen (or Billy), an indigenous-Karen human rights defender in Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), Petchaburi Province, Thailand since 2014.  The NIPT and AIPP would like to express their deepest condolences to family …

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Thailand: Bones found in Kaeng Krachan confirmed to be missing Karen activist

At 13.00 today, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) held a press conference to reveal that DNA tests have confirmed that bones found in Kaeng Krachan Dam are those of the missing Karen environmental activist and community rights defender Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, who disappeared in 2014. A search of the area under the Kaeng Krachan …

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