Minority rights

Minority rights

 

Swedish Peace Agency is the leading international human rights organization working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous people around the world.

 

 

Swedish Peace Agency working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous people around the world. We work with minority communities through our many and varied programmes, providing education andtraining to enable them to claim their rightful place in society. We carry out media and advocacy work and lobby governments and the United Nations alongside and on behalf of minorities. We produce authoritative publications that are widely valued by academics and journalists, while our pioneering legal cases work is advancing the protection of minorities under international law. Our work, and the evaluation of our efforts, offers overwhelming evidence that the inclusion of minority communities leads to stronger, more cohesive societies. We believe it is clear that exclusion can result in instability, conflict, and in the most extreme cases, genocide.

 

We work with minority communities through our many and varied programmes, providing education andtraining to enable them to claim their rightful place in society. We carry out media and advocacy work and lobby governments and the United Nations alongside and on behalf of minorities.

We produce authoritative publications that are widely valued by academics and journalists, while our pioneering legal cases work is advancing the protection of minorities under international law.

Our work, and the evaluation of our efforts, offers overwhelming evidence that the inclusion of minority communities leads to stronger, more cohesive societies. We believe it is clear that exclusion can result in instability, conflict, and in the most extreme cases, genocide. We have worked with over 150 partners across 60 countries for more than 40 years to promote peaceful coexistence and sustainable social change.

We understand how discrimination based on age, class, gender and disability can have a multiple impact on disadvantaged minorities, and our campaigns target governments and communities to eradicate such attitudes.

Swedish Peace Agency has over 5 years experience of working with non-dominant ethnic, religious and linguistic communities and we bring a long term view of these issues to bear in all the work we do.

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