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Contents with tag: people's sovereignty

13 Feb 2018
Challenging inequality? Assert people’s collective rights and sovereignty

Peoples and their organisations especially in the Global South need to take back economic power, resist the monopoly-led economic system that contributes a large part to worsening inequality.

19 Apr 2017
Keynote Address at the Conference on the Self-Determination and Liberation of West Papua

Antonio Tujan, Jr., IBON International Director, delivers a keynote address on the right to self-determination and the struggle of the West Papuan people.

29 Mar 2017
Launch of new book on People’s Rights and People’s Sovereignty

IBON International will launch a book of case stories of people's organizations claiming and asserting their rights.

31 Aug 2018
Annual Report 2017

2017 was a fruitful year as we continued to develop our work in contributing to and in solidarity with Southern peoples’ struggles -- with a view towards people's development through rights and sovereignty of the people.

29 Mar 2017
Asserting and Defending People's Rights, Exercising People's Sovereignty
The matter of collective rights, held in common by social groups and nations, as opposed to individuals, is “premised on the concept of humans as social beings, who belong to distinct social groups and whose interactions are greatly shaped by their groups.” Especially in a country like the Philippines, where collective action is often the only weapon that laborers and peasants can wield against capitalists and landowners, the notion of people’s rights is truly empowering.
7 Jun 2016
Democracy Founded on People's Sovereignty

IBON International’s Rights-based Democracy or People-powered Democracy (RBD/PPD) framework upholds people’s sovereignty, enabling people to claim their rights and hold duty-bearers accountable, as well as self-organise and self-mobilise as development actors in their own right. Given historical and structural inequalities, persistent injustice, and social exclusion that violate people’s rights and undermine true democracy, RBD/PPD necessarily goes beyond electoral participation and political representation in governance.

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