Since 1968, IWGIA has been partnering with Indigenous Peoples' organisations and international institutions to promote recognition and implementation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples. IWGIA works to empower Indigenous Peoples through documentation, capacity development and advocacy on a local, regional and international level. To achieve our mission we provide documentation, support advocacy and empower indigenous peoples’ organisations and institutions via global partnerships.
Founded by anthropologists alarmed about the ongoing genocide of Indigenous Peoples taking place in the Amazon. The aim was to establish a network of researchers and human right activists to document the situation of Indigenous Peoples and advocate for an improvement of their rights.
IWGIA's works mostly focus on defending indigenous peoples’ land rights, promoting inclusion in climate action and participation in local and international decision-making processes, says, Julie Koch is Executive Director at International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA).
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