The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism IMADR

Linked with Nimalka Fernando – Sri Lanka

IMADR (OLD Homepage) is an international human rights organization working to protect and promote the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, as well as other vulnerable groups in societies around the world. IMADR is an organization in consultative status (Roster) with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

NEW Homepage;
IMADR.org in Japanese;
Contact.

About/News/Publications/Areas of Action/Activities/get involved: The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) is an international non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization devoted to eliminating discrimination and racism, forging international solidarity among discriminated minorities and advancing the international human rights system. Founded in 1988 by one of Japan’s largest minorities, the Buraku people, IMADR has grown to be a global network of concerned individuals and minority groups with regional committees and partners in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America. IMADR’s International Secretariat is based in Japan and maintains a UN liaison office in Geneva. IMADR is in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

empowerment: To promote the capacity of discriminated groups to raise their voices and represent themselves in activities to combat discrimination.

solidarity: To promote cooperation and solidarity among discriminated people in ways that rise above regional, national and gender differences.

advocacy: To promote implementation of international human rights instruments through the voice and power of discriminated groups, and strengthen legal standards, institutions and organs for the elimination of discrimination and racism; to promote their effective use by the discriminated.

IMADR’s primary focus is to combat racism, racial discrimination and multiple discrimination (in particular, discrimination based on both race and gender) as they cut across the following areas:

  • Eliminating discrimination based on work and descent;
  • Eliminating exploitative migration & trafficking in women & children;
  • Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples;
  • Upholding the rights of minorities;
  • Eliminating racial discrimination in the administration of justice;
  • Strengthening international human rights protection mechanisms for the elimination of discrimination and racism, and promoting their effective use by the discriminated.

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