Thingreiphi Lungharwo

Member of the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR)

Active in Country: India (Northeast India)

DTP Alumna: 2011 Indigenous Peoples Program - Philippines

The Naga people are Indigenous peoples’ of North East India and have contested Indian sovereignty, and more recently mining developments and dam construction that threaten their livelihoods and custodianship of their traditional lands.

 

Thingreiphi Lungharwo is a member of the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR). NPMHR has sought international concern for the struggle of the Naga people, and human rights violations including “disappearances” and extrajudicial executions by India’s armed forces. As a community organiser she coordinates training programs to raise human rights awareness and to mobilise community members to claim their rights. A focus of these programs is on natural resource use and the impacts of climate change and deforestation. Thingreiphi works with communities to ensure their voices are heard and to seek redress for harms.

 

 Thingreiphi joined DTP’s 2011 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Advocacy Program in the Philippines to strengthen her understanding of Indigenous peoples’ rights and in the relationship between human rights, business and corporate accountability.

 

 Profile was part of 2015 DTP's 25th Anniversary Exhibition