You can support the local actions and global movement for the survival and rights of the indigenous Batwa / Bambuti people in a number of ways.
- Join our International Batwa Support Committee, to help with:
- organizing a speaking tour in the US and EU for Batwa/Bambuti representatives
- translating documents, petitions and articles – we especially need good translators from English into French and vice versa
- circulating articles to news media around the world on the situation of the Batwa
- presenting information and demands to United Nations human rights bodies regarding Indigenous rights, human rights, peace-keeping and prevention of genocide
- presenting specific information to humanitarian agencies (during conflicts) on location and urgent needs of displaced Batwa peoples
- presenting information and demands to World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Commission and others regarding the encouraging and permitting of harmful activities
- contacting national governmental representatives such as embassies, state departments and other agencies to demand that they enforce resource extraction transparency laws and agreements, enforce tax codes, prevent off-shoring of profits, and stop supporting offending governments and militias with money, arms, or public relations support
- contacting intergovernmental agencies such as the UN, World Bank, IMF, African Union, EU, etc., to demand that they enforce human rights laws, charge war criminals, and support peacekeeping missions
- Make a donation today, urgently needed for the following:
- travel to reach remote communities to monitor the situation
- communications including mobile phones, call time and laptops
- travel to international meetings (African Union; United Nations) to demand policy changes and request assistance
- preparing reports to document situation
- reaching out to international news media with stories of what is happening
- developing regional and international awareness and campaigns
- promoting and engaging in local and regional conflict resolution
- Volunteer to help research and report on which companies and governments are involved in the land grabs, off-shoring of profits, arms sales, human rights abuses, and extrajudicial killings that are destroying the Indigenous Twa and Mbuti communities.
The information we gather together will be used in our international public awareness and media campaign. It may be used in the future to put pressure on companies and governments, to take them to court, or to provide documentation to international courts and tribunals such as the International Criminal Court.
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