Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)
The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) is an Ogoni-based non-governmental, non-political apex organization of the Ogoni ethnic minority people of South-Eastern Nigeria and was founded in 1990 with the mandate to campaign non-violently to promote democratic awareness; protect the environment of the Ogoni People; seek social, economic and physical development for the region; protect the cultural rights and practices of the Ogoni people; and seek appropriate rights of self determination for the Ogoni people.
MOSOP continues to act as a role model for an alternative approach to politics by the gun. MOSOP stands for the Ogoni people's right to choose the use of our land and its resources. They have survived being marginalized and occupied by the state into the new era of Nigeria's fragile and imperfect democracy.
In this new era, MOSOP remains a leading advocate for dialogue, justice and democratic, non-violent change. MOSOP strives for a future where all “stakeholders” in Ogoni's human and natural wealth can experience peace and prosperity, as equal partners.