Event invitation - Reducing inequalities in minority and indigenous health: Rights, participation and the post-MDG framework
MRG would like to cordially invite you to an event on minority and indigenous health taking place from 1.30pm to 5.30pm on December 12 2013 in London, UK.
MRG recently launched its flagship publication, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013, with a focus on health. Minority and indigenous peoples across the world continue to face lower levels of access to essential health care and experience poorer health outcomes due to poverty, marginalization and governmental neglect. Securing their right to health, with an emphasis on participatory platforms that allow users to engage in health systems on their own terms, must be a key priority of the post-Millennium Development Goal framework to ensure greater health equality for these groups. Read more...
UK made unjustified interferences with Chagossians’ rights to private life and home, MRG says in Mid-Term Report submission
Read MRG's submission to the UK's Mid-Term Report to the Universal Period Review, the process by which a country's human rights records are reviewed. In the submission MRG highlights the UK government's violation of the rights of Chagossians, who were expelled from their home in the British Indian Ocean Territory between 1967 and 1973. Read more...
Full length documentary from MRG and Hollman Morris: Suárez Gold - Afro-Colombian miners defending their heritage
Afro-Colombians have been carrying out small-scale mining in Colombia’s Cauca region since their ancestors settled there in 1637. Between 2002 and 2010, Colombia’s government gave out 7,500 mining exploration titles to national and foreign companies eager to exploit the country’s precious resources.
In this documentary we hear of the Afro-Colombian community of La Toma’s brave, and sometimes deadly struggle to prevent the invasion of mining companies and defend their ancestral livelihoods at all costs. Watch it in the Minority Voices Newsroom.