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Launch of the State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples Report 2012

State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012

State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012

The Minority Rights Group International organisation have just launhced the 2012 edition of their flagship publication entitled, “State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012.”

The following information is taken from the organisations website:

Links and Downloads:

Use the Download menu to the right of this page to access a printable PDF of the full text, or download individual chapters by theme or region.

Read the global press release, the Africa press release and the South East Asia press release.

View a video report.

About the Publication

Natural resource development projects such as logging and dams, oil and mineral extraction and large-scale agriculture have been successful in generating vast revenues across the globe. But at what cost to minorities and indigenous peoples?

In its flagship annual publication, State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012, MRG documents hundreds of case studies about marginalized groups who have been adversely affected by exploitation of the resources found on, or under, their ancestral lands. It also considers land rights around the world.

Read this year’s edition for

  • Discussions on issues such as women’s land rights or corporate responsibility to protect human rights.
  • An examination of the growing body of legal standards and jurisprudence in the area of indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Interviews and case studies from minorities and indigenous communities, including examples of how they are fighting back and campaigning to protect their rights.
  • Overviews of the human rights situation of minorities and indigenous peoples in every major world region.
  • Peoples under Threat 2012 – MRG’s unique statistical analysis and ranking of countries.

An invaluable reference for policy makers, academics, journalists and everyone who is interested in the human rights situation of minorities and indigenous peoples around the world.

Find untold stories from minorities and indigenous peoples affected by natural resource extraction and land rights issues in the Minority Voices Newsroom.

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State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012

New Publications from the Minority Rights Group

In the June 2012 edition of the  Minority Rights Group International (MRG) email bulletin, details of the following publications were announced:

Publications

Minority Rights Group International is launching its acclaimed annual report, State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peopleson the 28 June. The theme for 2012 focuses on how minorities and indigenous communities around the world are being affected by natural resource development. The report provides concrete evidence of how the generation of vast revenues from logging and dams, oil and mineral extraction, coastal tourism, fish farming, conservation parks and large-scaleagriculture, is often at the expense of the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples is the only annual
publication that puts the situation of minority communities firmly in the
context of global events. It includes a regional overview – focusing on
events affecting minorities in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and
the Middle East – and thematic chapters looking at issues such as Corporate
Social Responsibility and indigenous women’s’ land rights.

The book will be available for download on MRG’s website <http://www.minorityrights.org>  on 28 June. For more information and for

details of report launches in London, Nairobi and Bangkok, contact
emma.eastwood@mrgmail.org.

New

MRG’s report – Iraq’s Minorities: Participation in Public Life – is nowavailable in Arabic:

First published in November 2011, this report examines the ongoing threats of violence and intimidation against minorities, and the
obstacles they face in accessing rights and services.

For news of these, and all of MRG’s publications, please visit our website. You can also subscribe to MRG’s publications.

 

State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011

State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011

State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011

Minority Rights Group International have just published the 2011 edition of their flagship publication entitled, `State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011: Events of 2010.

This year, the focus of the report is on the rights of women, and includes:

  • Discussions of gender-based violence and armed conflict, including the violence that indigenous and minority women experience within their own communities, and the difficulties that they face in accessing justice and support from outside.
  • Consideration of the lack of progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals for minority and indigenous women, with special focus on reproductive rights and maternal mortality.
  • Interviews and special reports on trafficking, intersectional discrimination, land seizures and women’s political representation.
  • Overviews of the human rights situation of minorities and indigenous peoples in every major world region.
  • ‘Peoples Under Threat 2011′ – MRG’s unique statistical analysis and ranking of countries.

The main web page for the report is here : http://www.minorityrights.org/10848/state-of-the-worlds-minorities/state-of-the-worlds-minorities-and-indigenous-peoples-2011.html

A PDF version of the report can also be downloaded here : http://www.minorityrights.org/download.php?id=1011