Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
In alliance with like-minded partners, SONIA seeks to assist in creating the conditions and providing the tools that foster self-determined and sustainable development for marginalized and vulnerable groups (women, indigenous peoples, children and youth). Acting as a catalyst,a broker and a facilitator, SONIA empowers these groups by offering them the opportunity and the instruments to recover and regain self-respect, dignity and to make their voices heard in decision making.
SONIA envisions spreading a culture of peace and of respect for human rights. For SONIA, peace means social justice, reciprocal respect, sustainable and self-determined development, valuing different cultures, solidarity and sharing.
SONIA's objectives are various and diverse. They include raising awareness; undertaking advocacy and providing capacity building on issues related to indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups ( women, youth and children); advocating for and fostering climate justice; the sustainable use of natural resources and of culturally sustained agro-biodiversity; and fostering self-determined, sustainable development and inter-generational transfer of knowledge at local level.
SONIA's constituencies include indigenous women, children and men; Dalit women; and marginalized children and youth.