Our Indigenous program:

Why Indigenous peoples?

Every country in the world has indigenous people including the United States of America. Indigenous people are inheritors and practitioners with unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.

Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years, yet throughout history, their rights have always been violated. Education, Housing, Agricultural rights are among rights been violated.

We at MOPGEL believe that working with the indigenous people is one of the best practices that might lead to achieving gender equality in Liberia. We believe traditional and other practices that indigenous people are involved could be transformed if the human rights community developed programs to work with indigenous.