Efforts to form an Africa Forum for Development-Induced Displacements (AfDiD) are being pursued by the Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR). A steering committee comprising members from Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Tanzania has been created and has drafted a … Read more
Fifteen years ago, the Feyerabend Foundation supported a small initiative to promote the Birifor language as a key means of identity and solidarity among the Birifor people in Burkina Faso. At that time the language seemed to be spoken by … Read more
The Ogiek of Mt Elgon (Kenya) – recipients of one of our small grants in 2013 – win a landmark judgement after a 20-year struggle to secure their ancestral land rights
At the end of September 2022, we hear from our grantee Forest Peoples Programme that the Ogiek of Mount Elgon (Kenya) have just won their land right case in the relevant High Court! They filed a case in 2008 against … Read more
The Nicaragua Government closes more organizations defending indigenous and afro-descendant peoples in an attempt to silence their struggle for lands and lives
In March 2022 the government of President Daniel Ortega has revoked the legal status of 29 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including two organizations founded by Indigenous and Afrodescendant Nicaraguans to defend their peoples’ autonomy and rights. This added to more than … Read more
Dr. Dario Novellino, 2013 laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Award, is honored with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award for Practitioners
It is a great pleasure to announce the 2013 laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Award– Dr. Dario Novellino – has just been honored with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award in the Practitioner category. The ceremony has been diffused online … Read more
The Burmese military coup of February 1st 2021 has brought many challenges to communities across the country. Widespread protests for freedom and democracy have been met by indiscriminate arrests and police violence, and armed clashes have erupted across the … Read more
Among the bad news of this year, we have to lament a massacre that affected the indigenous Miskitu and Mayangna communities living in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua in August 2021. At least 11 persons lost their lives there as … Read more
Congratulations to Lottie Cunningham Wren, recipient of the 2019 Paul K. Feyerabend Award, and now also of the 2020 Right Livelihoods Award – the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ that honours and supports courageous people solving global problems.
The Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation is proud to congratulate Lottie Cunningham Wren, recipients of the 2019 Paul K. Feyerabend Award, and now also laureate of the 2020 Right Livelihoods Award – widely known as ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, … Read more
Congratulations to Paul Sein Twa – Executive Director of Salween Peace Park and friend of Saw O Moo, recipients of the 2018 Paul K. Feyerabend Award – who has now received the 2020 Goldman Award – the most important environmental award in the world.
The Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation is proud to congratulate Paul Sein Twa –elected President of the Salween Peace Park (SPP) and friend of Saw O Moo, recipients of the 2018 Paul K. Feyerabend Award. Paul has just … Read more