Overview of actors

Society for Threatened Peoples

The Society for Threatened Peoples is an independent voice for the cause of minorities and indigenous peoples.

We support local efforts to strengthen the human rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, and work both nationally and internationally with organisations and individuals who pursue similar goals.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Gender Equality
Reduced Inequalities
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

We investigate and document human rights violations against minorities and indigenous communities, and inform the public about them.

By means of effective campaigns and projects on an international, national and regional level, we call on governments, companies and other decision-makers to observe and respect the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples.

Together with those affected and the local civilian population, we develop solutions.

... and why

Our work is based on the certitude that human rights are universal. We strive for a noticeable improvement in the human rights of minorities and indigenous peoples.

We help to inform a sophisticated discourse pertaining to minorities and indigenous peoples on a political, societal and economic level.

We advocate the observance of the collective and individual human rights documented in international conventions.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

No particular focus (few employees)

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Peace Promotion and Human Security


Bern, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
North America
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western and Central Europe

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Less than 20

Outside Switzerland:

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