Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 09:50
Hits: 4445


Maleya is guided by a vision of a society that is free from discrimination and exploitation of all forms. It is a society that draws inspiration from its ancient traditions of collective ownership and community participation that are respectful of diversity in nature and among peoples and communities. Among these is the common heritage of ‘jum’ or swidden cultivation that teaches communities the value of direct democracy, egalitarian cooperation, pluriculture, multicultural traditions and the need for innovation and adaptation. Maleya sees a future that retains its rich community values and yet adopts modern education and technology to achieve sustainable and people-oriented development, which is also respectful to ecology and the environment and the cultural heritage of peoples and communities.

Aims and Objectives

- To develop indigenous knowledge and values based on people oriented, environmentally friendly and culturally sensitive development approach and advocacy for this approach at local, national and international levels and to enhance the capacities of indigenous volunteers to practice indigenous peoples’ rights at community levels.

- To facilitate greater accountability of the concerned agencies in protecting and promoting human rights, including measures against the culture of impunity and to do advocacy and capacity-raising work on inclusion and participation, and promotion of policy reform and policy implementation at national levels.

- To contribute to the development and implementation of inclusive policies and processes related to Climate Change and biodiversity and indigenous peoples’ rights through ensuring full and effective participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives at local, national and international levels.

- To contribute to the achievement of gender equality within t indigenous society and to provide adequate space for indigenous women to play an active role at the local, national and international processes.

- To promote a conflict-sensitive approach to indigenous peoples’ organizations and networks and other civil society organizations in order to capacitate a group of indigenous rights’ activists so that may work to contain the conflict below the level of violence within indigenous society and also encourages the use of traditional and contemporary conflict transformation and peace-building tools to address the intra-indigenous peoples’ and communities’ conflicts along with indigenous peoples vs. state conflicts.