Social Movements and Grassroots Groups
Our work together
Facilitating collective conversations
- In 2015, eighteen grassroots leaders came together in the Gulf Region of the US to discuss about the existence of deep and widespread poverty and economic injustice in the United States and the rest of the World.
- In 2014, twenty five grassroots leaders in Peru met to discuss leadership development, alliances and women’s participation, among common interests.
- In 2013, the Working Group produced a manual that captures learnings by social movements using human rights in their struggles around land.
- In 2012, the Working Group met in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss development-induced displacement and grassroots resistance.
- In 2010, members of the Working Group met in Geneva, Switzerland to analyze opportunities to promote human rights related to land, resulting in a new publication.
The Working Group has facilitated several solidarity visits to enable members to demonstrate solidarity with each other’s:
Where we are
Who We Are
The Working Group is comprised of indigenous peoples, peasants and fisherfolk, residents of informal settlements and the urban poor.
It includes landless farmers, domestic workers, racial and ethnic minorities and people who have mobilized to resist harmful development projects.
See here for a complete list of the members of this Working Group