Zo Indigenous Forum (ZIF)

Unverified non-profit organisation

Zo Indigenous Forum (ZIF) is a human rights-based indigenous people’s organization founded in 2009 in Mizoram, Northeast India. Its main objective is for the protection of and promotion of human rights, in particular to the social, economic and cultural rights of Zo indigenous peoples. Its activities include awareness raising and education on human rights, promotion of traditional knowledge including campaign for the recognition of indigenous language rights, campaign and advocacy to combat child labor and trafficking, empowerment of women, children and youth, management of natural resources etc.

The organization’s mission is to provide quality and informed support to grass roots and community based groups and organizations on development issues, civil society and democratic participation for sustainable development based on respect of human rights, equity and justice, valuing the strength and role of women, children and young peoples.

The key objectives of the organization is to promote indigenous peoples self determined rights and development over their land, resource and territory for conservation and management of natural environment with due respect of human rights based approach to development and also further to strengthen the solidarity of Indigenous and Tribal peoples against all forms of colonization and State repression.



Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

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Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision of...show all (5)

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Asia: India; Myanmar

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Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Arts and culture; Children, youth and family...show all (14)

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Advocacy and legal services; Agriculture and livestock; Arts and culture; Community and...show all (8)