A Charity To Support – Survival InternationalA Charity To Support – Survival International

I personally support various charities and movements and love to share them with you here on The Travel Tester. This weeks Charity To Support is Survival International.

I personally support various charities and movements and love to share them with you here on The Travel Tester. This weeks Charity To Support is Survival International.

Non-Profit - Survival International

Tribes Around The World

In our world, more than 150 million people in 60 countries live in a Tribe. Even though their rights are acknowledged in international laws, they are not respected anywhere. Having lived in a Tribe in Fiji myself and learning a lot about Aboriginal culture when I lived in Australia for 2 years, I fully support the Survival International movement and feel it’s very important to learn about and protect tribes together.

“Tribal people are not backward, primitive or Stone Age. They have invaluable and unique knowledge of their environment, particularly plants and animals. Their Survival is in the interest of all humanity. Their disappearance is not inevitable.”

Non-Profit - Survival International

Survival International

Survival International is a movement for tribal peoples. They are the only organisation working for the rights of people in tribes around the world. Survival helps people protect their lives, lands and human rights and oppose the racist attitudes and false beliefs against tribal peoples. They seek to stop the illegal and unjust way these people are treated. Founded in 1969 after being appalled by the genocide of Amazon Indians, Survival International grew to a staff of 50 in their offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and San Francisco. They give a voice to the most vulnerable tribal peoples, those who have the most to lose and are usually those less able to articulate their own views. Survival monitors the media to counter false and damaging stereotypes, support legal work, produce educational materials and fund medical and self-help projects directly with tribal people. Survival ‘ambassadors’ are Gillian Anderson, Sir Quentin Blake, Julie Christie, Kurt Jackson, Mark Rylance and Pippa Small.   Non-Profit - Survival International

What Problems Do Tribal Peoples Have?

Everywhere in the world, tribal peoples are deprived of their existence and way of life. They are expelled from their land by mining, logging or people who settle in their habitat. They are flooded by dams or forcibly resettled to make way for large-scale livestock or wildlife parks. Tribal people are still violently attacked and sometimes killed, particularly in parts of South and Central America, Africa and Asia. In some areas, tribal peoples are still held in a form of slavery, where they are forced to produce raw materials to pay a supposed debt to an outsider. This abuse is often justified by claiming that indigenous peoples would be ‘primitive’. This is untrue and racist.

Survival International believes that Tribal Peoples know what’s best for themselves and have the right to choose to live differently. Their diversity shows us how alternative ways of living can be successful. They show us what is really shared by all human life and what is just social conditioning. Many of the principal drugs used in ‘modern’ medicine originates with them.

Non-Profit - Survival International

How You Can Help

 

Join Survival International’s growing alliance to support the tribal peoples and their rights and turn your help into effective action.

Survival International is funded almost entirely by members and some foundations. They don’t take any national government money, as they are the main violators of tribal peoples’ rights. They also don’t take money from companies which might be abusing tribal peoples. Their resources are allocated to their educational research and outreach work, with very little spent on administration. Survival International manages special funds where every cent raised goes to tribal peoples’ own projects. You can send a donation, keep up with news and events and share this with others, follow Survival on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (the more people seeing Survivals work, the better), write directly to those in power (through Survivals letter campaigns), sign petitions, don’t support companies and tourism in countries that violate tribal peoples’ rights, attend peaceful vigils and protests, monitor the press/politicians for racist remarks, contribute to Survival’s photo library and recruit others.   Non-Profit - Survival International

Think About This

“People’s sense of their own well-being is more important than political or economic gain.”

“‘Development’ projects which destroy people are not ‘progress’ and should not be tolerated.”

“The more tribal peoples are understood, the more they’ll be respected and the less they’ll be mistreated.”

“We do not try to ‘keep people as they are’, but to ensure they survive, so they can freely choose their own future.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUr07Onal-Q&feature=share&list=PLA2FE753E39FB57EC SurvivalInternational.org

Non-Profit - Survival International

Tribes Around The World

In our world, more than 150 million people in 60 countries live in a Tribe. Even though their rights are acknowledged in international laws, they are not respected anywhere.

Having lived in a Tribe in Fiji myself and learning a lot about Aboriginal culture when I lived in Australia for 2 years, I fully support the Survival International movement and feel it’s very important to learn about and protect tribes together.

“Tribal people are not backward, primitive or Stone Age. They have invaluable and unique knowledge of their environment, particularly plants and animals. Their Survival is in the interest of all humanity. Their disappearance is not inevitable.”

Non-Profit - Survival International

Survival International

Survival International is a movement for tribal peoples. They are the only organisation working for the rights of people in tribes around the world. Survival helps people protect their lives, lands and human rights and oppose the racist attitudes and false beliefs against tribal peoples. They seek to stop the illegal and unjust way these people are treated.

Founded in 1969 after being appalled by the genocide of Amazon Indians, Survival International grew to a staff of 50 in their offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and San Francisco.

They give a voice to the most vulnerable tribal peoples, those who have the most to lose and are usually those less able to articulate their own views. Survival monitors the media to counter false and damaging stereotypes, support legal work, produce educational materials and fund medical and self-help projects directly with tribal people.

Survival ‘ambassadors’ are Gillian Anderson, Sir Quentin Blake, Julie Christie, Kurt Jackson, Mark Rylance and Pippa Small.

Non-Profit - Survival International

What Problems Do Tribal Peoples Have?

Everywhere in the world, tribal peoples are deprived of their existence and way of life. They are expelled from their land by mining, logging or people who settle in their habitat. They are flooded by dams or forcibly resettled to make way for large-scale livestock or wildlife parks.

Tribal people are still violently attacked and sometimes killed, particularly in parts of South and Central America, Africa and Asia. In some areas, tribal peoples are still held in a form of slavery, where they are forced to produce raw materials to pay a supposed debt to an outsider.

This abuse is often justified by claiming that indigenous peoples would be ‘primitive’. This is untrue and racist.

Survival International believes that Tribal Peoples know what’s best for themselves and have the right to choose to live differently. Their diversity shows us how alternative ways of living can be successful. They show us what is really shared by all human life and what is just social conditioning. Many of the principal drugs used in ‘modern’ medicine originates with them.

Non-Profit - Survival International

How You Can Help

Join Survival International’s growing alliance to support the tribal peoples and their rights and turn your help into effective action.

Survival International is funded almost entirely by members and some foundations. They don’t take any national government money, as they are the main violators of tribal peoples’ rights. They also don’t take money from companies which might be abusing tribal peoples.

Their resources are allocated to their educational research and outreach work, with very little spent on administration. Survival International manages special funds where every cent raised goes to tribal peoples’ own projects.

You can send a donation, keep up with news and events and share this with others, follow Survival on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (the more people seeing Survivals work, the better), write directly to those in power (through Survivals letter campaigns), sign petitions, don’t support companies and tourism in countries that violate tribal peoples’ rights, attend peaceful vigils and protests, monitor the press/politicians for racist remarks, contribute to Survival’s photo library and recruit others.

Non-Profit - Survival International

Think About This

“People’s sense of their own well-being is more important than political or economic gain.”

“‘Development’ projects which destroy people are not ‘progress’ and should not be tolerated.”

“The more tribal peoples are understood, the more they’ll be respected and the less they’ll be mistreated.”

“We do not try to ‘keep people as they are’, but to ensure they survive, so they can freely choose their own future.”


SurvivalInternational.org

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