Solidarity 2020 and Beyond

Global Grassroots
Activist Network (GGAN)

100+ Activists from 85+ countries around the world working to build campaigns and social justice movements for change with nonviolent action and organizing.
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Number of Grassroots Activist Campaigns​

CAMPAIGNS

Ethnic Rights/Conflict
Self-determination
Land Rights
Womens rights/Girl rights
LGTBQ Rights
Disability Rights
Transitional justice/peace process implementation
Indigenous Rights
Livelihood Rights
Anti-Violent Extremism
Anti-Corruption
Good Governance
Democratization
Right to Healthcare
Right to Housing
Student Rights/right to Education
Migrant/Refugee Rights
Freedom of Speech/Press
Freedom of Religion/Religious Rights
Minority Rights
Gun Safety
Anti-militarism
Environmental Justice/Climate Crisis
Extractive Industry Exploitation/Protection of Ecosystems
Anti-Slavery/Abolitionist struggle
Labor Rights
Youth Movement
Victim's Rights

LIST OF GGAN MOVEMENTS

At least 85% of our grassroots activists are based in the field and movements that they are active members of. Up to 15% are living in exile or academic study abroad.  

Thailand

  • Democratization, youth movement (Bangkok) 

  • Save the Mekong River, ethnic rights, land rights, environmental rights, (Chiang Khon) 

Laos

  • Free Laos Campaign, Democratization, religious freedom and rights, freedom of speech, land rights

Myanmar

  • Democratization, migrant rights, environmental rights (Shan State)

Cambodia

  • Land rights, democratization, freedom of speech, migrant rights, Phnom Pen

Singapore

  • Freedom of speech, democratization 

Taiwan

  • Democratization, youth movement (Taipei) (Institute and University)

Hong Kong

  • Democratization, freedom of speech, youth movement 

Tibet

  • Free Tibet Movement, Self-determination (Free Tibet Movement, NYC and India) 

West Papua

  • US Exile, Self-determination

India

  • Tribal Women’s Movement (West Bengal)

  • Ekta Parishad, Gandhi-based movement for poor and landless (Chhattisgarh, elsewhere) 

  • Movement for a free Assam, past liberation movements and armed struggle (Assam) 

Pakistan

  • Ethnic rights and democratization (Balochistan) (Ameer)

  • Human rights and ethnic rights (Sindh province) 

  • Pashtun ethnic rights and human rights (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

  • Women’s rights and gender justice (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) 

  • LGBTQ rights and women’s rights (Islamabad/Lahore) 

Sri Lanka

  • Peace and justice movement for Tamil rights/transitional justice and against Islamophobia (Chaminda)

Nepal

  • Victim’s rights, ex-combatants and child soldiers, transitional justice movement (Kathmandu/Portugal/Western Nepal) (Ram and Lenin)

  • National Disability Rights campaign and movement (Kathmandu) (Sushil and Basudev)

  • Human Rights, good governance, anti-corruption, anti-violent extremism (Kathmandu) (Subindra and Chiranjibi)

  • Women’s rights, gender justice, Action Aid (Kathmandu) (Anjana)

Maldives

  • Good governance and democratization (Hamza)

Sierra Leone

  • Health care rights and anti-corruption campaigns (Freetown) (Asad and Boi Jeneh)

Guinea

  • Women’s rights, livelihood rights and FGM campaigns (Aliou)

Nigeria

  • Farmers and Herders Conflict and movement for security and rights (Makerde) (Laz)
  • Peace and Nonviolent Conflict Research of Movements (Abuja, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution) (Taowfik)
  • Niger Delta environmental and livelihood movement, Ogoni/ethnic rights (Port Harcourt) (Ineba)
  • Women’s rights and environmental justice (Olanike)

Cameroon

  • Anglophone rights, livelihood, and democratization movement, (Buea, Douala, Yaounde)  (Bergeline/Edna/Jimm) (Stephen)
  • Women’s and girls’ rights, (Limbe) (Delphine)
  • Farmer’s rights, youth movement, African Middle East Leadership project, Pan-Africanism (US/Cameroon) (Nwafor)

Cote d’Ivoire

  • Disability rights, human rights (Abidjan) (Ahouty)

Burkino Faso

  • Human Rights, livelihood rights, anti-violent extremism (Roger and Yves)

DRC

  • Human rights, livelihood rights, ethnic conflict, and democratization (Goma) (Claude, Ghislain, and Jean de Dieu, LUCHA)
  • Human rights, livelihood rights, creative resistance and art/music, Pan-Africanism (Kinshasa) (Gahizi)

Ethiopia

  • Ethnic rights, democratization, UK/Addis (Bekele)

Burundi

  • Democratization, women’s rights, anti-violent extremism, (US/Burundi) (Fikiri)

Uganda

  • Democratization, ethnic rights, land rights, livelihood rights, anti-police brutality (Kampala and Northern Uganda) (Solidarity Uganda/Phil) (Scovia) (Johncation)
  • Women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, freedom of the press (Kampala) (Rosebell)

Kenya

  • Religious minority rights and anti-Islamophobia, anti-violent extremism, anti-corruption campaigns (Mombasa and eastern Kenya) (Hussein, HAKI Africa, Hassan, MUHURI, Fahad)
  • Land rights, livelihood rights, anti-police brutality, democratization, human rights (Nairobi, rural areas) (Mumbi, Julius, Frances, Garang) (Kisimu) (Sungu)
  • Democratization, human rights, livelihood rights, land rights, LGBTQI rights (Collins and Geoffrey)

Eritrea

  • Democratization, ethnic rights, women’s rights, Pan-Africanism (Sweden/Eritrea) (Rahel)

Zimbabwe

  • Extractive industry exploitation, environmental justice, land rights, livelihood rights, (Mutare) 
  • Human rights, extra-judicial killings, democratization (Harare) 
  • Labor rights, freedom of speech, democratization (Harare) 

South Africa

  • Student right’s campaign and livelihood campaigns (Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) 
  • Land rights, Pan-African movement, women’s rights (Johannesburg) 

Madagascar

  • Anti-corruption, good governance and transparency movement (Ke)

Sudan

  • Democratization, land rights, anti-militarism, women’s rights (Khartoum) (Zahra) (US/Sudan) (Azaz) (Khartoum) 

South Sudan

  • Democratization, anti-militarism, ethnic rights, land rights

Tunisia

  • Democratization, freedom of speech, Pan-Africanism, African Youth Movement and Afresist, Special Envoy for the African Union, feminist/women’s rights, civil society strengthening (Tunis/Addis) 

Mauritania

  • Anti-slavery movement (Nouakchott) 

Western Sahara

  • Self-Determination 

Turkey

  • Ethnic rights (Kurds), women’s rights and gender justice, anti-militarism, democratization (Istanbul) 

Palestine

  • Self-determination struggle, land rights, ethnic and religious rights, anti-occupation (West Bank)
  • Self-determination, anti-blockade, democratization (Gaza)

Israel

  • Palestinian Bedouin unrecognized villages, human rights, anti-blockade, refugee rights (African) (near Sderot) 
  • Democratic One-State Campaign, human rights, anti-occupation, anti-Zionist, anti-militarism (West Jerusalem) 

Lebanon

  • Palestinian and other refugee rights, freedom of speech, livelihood rights, youth  
  • Democratization, anti-corruption (Beirut) (Rania)
  • LGBTQI rights, women’s rights (US/Beirut)

Yemen

  • Livelihood rights, democratization, anti-militarism, youth movement (Sanaa) 

Afghanistan

  • Democratization, ethnic rights, land rights, anti-corruption (Kabul/US exile) 

Syria

  • Syrian refugees, Kurdish rights, refugee rights (Gaziantep)

Serbia

  • Democratization, freedom of speech, anti-corruption (CANVAS)

Hungary

  • Democratization, anti-authoritarian, Roma/minority rights, homeless rights (Budapest) (Balint)

Romania

  • Anti-corruption, democratization (Kai)

Armenia

  • Democratization (Anna, Lilit and Narek)

Azerbaijan

  • Democratization, anti-corruption, freedom of speech (Living in Istanbul) 

Kyrgyzstan

  • Student movement, democratization (Kara-Koo)

Ukraine

  • Democratization, anti-militarization (Kyiv) (Andrii)

Mexico

  • Democratization, livelihood, environmental justice, youth movement, nonviolent institute (Mexico City) 

Honduras

  • Afro-Colombian rights, land rights, right to healthcare, democratization, anti-militarism (La Cieba) 

Guatemala

  • Anti-corruption and anti-militarism (Guatemala City) 
  • Land rights, indigenous rights, transitional justice and human rights, (Guatemala City) (Northeast Guatemala) (Rigoberta) 
  • Women’s rights, gender justice, livelihood rights, indigenous rights 

Colombia

  • Youth movement, democratization and peace process, land rights (Bogota) (Xiomy)
  • Peace process, democratization, student rights, land rights (Bogota) (Freddy)
  • Peace community, anti-militarism, land rights, (San Jose de Apartado) (Jesus Emilio)
  • Land rights, peasant rights, anti-corporation, Afro-Colombian (PBI, Gimena)

Venezuela

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Ecuador

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Brazil

  • Indigenous rights, environmental rights (Amazon/US) (Maira)
  • Landless peasant’s movement (currently connecting with Kurt’s connection)
  • Poor People’s Campaign 

  • Indigenous Rights equality and justice and other campaigns in Oregon 

  • Palestinian Rights Campaigns 

  • Sunrise Movement (Co-leaders)

  • 350.org/environmental justice and Climate Crisis 

  • Red Nation/Indigenous Rights/Self-Determination Immigrant Rights 

  • Women’s National March 

  • Momentum Training Institute 

  • Waging Nonviolence (News outlet: Eric/Phil)

  • James Lawson Institute 

  • Nonviolence International 

  • Beautiful Rising/Beautiful Trouble 

  • Pace Bene and Campaign Nonviolence 

  • Everytown for Gun Safety/Mom’s Demand Action (Sensible Gun Safety Movement) 

  • Black Lives Matter 

  • Grassroots Alexandria 

  • Code Pink Anti-militarism, feminist values and policies, US foreign policy issues 

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Mexico (see Latin American section)

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