Conserving the language and culture of the Vadda people of Sri Lanka – important steps to keep alive their identity and solidarity
The Vadda are an aboriginal people in Sri Lanka, known to have inhabited the island well before the arrival of the Aryans. Currently, they live in scattered spots and some groups have mixed with other ethnic groups in the country. … Read more
For over ten years, Lijiang Institute of Health and Environment (LIHE) has dedicated itself to supporting self-governance and endogenous development for ethnic minority communities in Mt. Laojunshan area, within the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Site of Yunnan (China). Their … Read more
Henri Rakotoson is a most active leader in defending the rights of local communities to a dignified life through equitable access to land, water and other gifts of nature. He leads actions in his community, but also at the national … Read more
Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh– or Mazin, as many prefer to call him– is an inventive, gentle, untiring ‘spinner of solidarity’ who well fits the contemporary electronic modes of communication/ existence. For years he has tirelessly diffused throughout the world a … Read more
Community Radio Brisas del Sur: strengthening local and indigenous governance in the mapuche-chono Antunen Rain community on the Aysén coast, Chile
This initiative will implement a communication strategy to strengthen local and indigenous governance in the Huichas archipelago, off the coast of the Aysén region in Chilean Patagonia. The project will have a positive impact on three levels.
At the local … Read more
Since early 2020, all countries in the world have been progressively affected by the COVID 19 pandemic, a disease whose impact is felt most severely by poor and disadvantaged communities. Importantly, the disease requires a strong sense of mutual care … Read more
Cross-village solidarity and economic security through beekeeping and participatory quality control in Xiengkuang (Lao PDR)
The Sai Nam Pian, or Pian Stream, comprises ten communities which are well known for forest beekeeping in Xiengkuang, a northeastern province of Lao PDR. The Phosy community is one of such communities that gradually organized itself around the production … Read more
A powerful and moving statement has been prepared and offered by Felipe Gomez Gomez, 2012 Paul K. Feyerabend Laureate, in the occasion of the 2020 Day of the Earth.
Lottie Cunningham Wren: fostering mutual solidarity and human rights law to defend the life, culture and nature of the Miskito people of Nicaragua.
For thirty years, Miskitu lawyer Lottie Cunningham Wren has worked in the domestic and international arena to secure land rights for the indigenous peoples living along the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. She is an exemplarily committed individual, whose professional capacities … Read more