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Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN) Conducts Skills Share Workshop for Indigenous Media Practitioners

Participants of the Skills Sharing Exchange with Mr. Alim (2nd from left, 2nd row), Frontline SMS Manager of Ruai TV.

Medan, Indonesia-“Empowering indigenous media practitioners, strengthening indigenous media network and replicating the experiences of indigenous media organizations from different countries”.  This was the theme of the skills-share workshop organized by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in collaboration with the Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN)/ Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago conducted in North Sumatra, Indonesia last October 8-10, 2013. This workshop brought together seven indigenous media practitioners from Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines and Thailand to share their experiences and expertise on community radio and media and how indigenous communities can use new media and other forms of communication tools ...

Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN)

Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN) was formed in July 2013 as a platform for promoting solidarity and cooperation among indigenous journalists, non-indigenous journalists and indigenous rights activists in advancing and defending media freedom, freedom of information, indigenous peoples’ rights and democracy in Asia. The network members include indigenous rights activists, indigenous media professionals and non-indigenous media professionals in Asia who support the aim of the network. IVAN is thereby a loose network of indigenous and non-indigenous individuals committed to make indigenous peoples of Asia more visible and have a louder voice in all forms of media in advancing their ...

‘Regional Networking Workshop & Developing Media Strategy for Indigenous Peoples’ held

Even as the Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) project aims to ensure that indigenous peoples in Asia have access to all forms of media as enshrined in Article 16 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a four-day ‘Regional Networking Workshop and Developing Indigenous Media Strategy’ was organized at Bangkok, Thailand from July 15-18 as part of the IVA Project. The workshop which was initiated by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), an organization of indigenous peoples’ movement in Asia, brought together Human Rights activists and journalists from several parts of Asia including India, Myanmar, Philippines, ...

Press release: INDIGENOUS WOMEN UNITE TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT VIOLENCE

PRESS RELEASE From The Indigenous Women of CSW57 For immediate release 8th March 2013 – International Women’s Day INDIGENOUS WOMEN UNITE TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT VIOLENCE In New York this week thousands of women from around the world are meeting, along with Member states and non-governmental organizations to discuss the priority theme “the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls” at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57). This annual two-week long meeting of the United Nations is one that always attracts a large numbers, but this year’s priority theme ...

DECLARATION OF THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF CSW57

FIFTY SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN From 4 to 15 March 2013, United Nations, New York DECLARATION OF THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF CSW57  Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Beijing, the Beijing Declaration of Indigenous Women, the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and declarations adopted by the Commission during the tenth and fifteenth anniversaries of the Fourth World Women, Recalling the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Article 22 paragraph 2, which states that States shall take measures, in conjunction with Indigenous Peoples, to ensure that Indigenous women ...

Indigenous Voices in Asia

The Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) project is gaining momentum following an inception workshop from 8 to 10 May in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The project is driven by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) with partners from Nepal, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia and Laos. The project aims to enhance the capacity and reach of indigenous media, as well as improve the representation of indigenous peoples in mainstream media. It addresses Article 16 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Indigenous Peoples Organizations celeberate International Women Day

Indigenous Community Support Organization (ICSO) Dear valuable IPNGOs and Partner, I’m pleased to announce that in order to join  for an International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8, 2013​, we, ICSO in cooperation with Radio National Kampuchea (RNK) will jointly organize the radio talk show program live on air through Wat Phnom Radio Station FM 105.75 MHz and Frequent AM 918 KHz in every Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM of first and third week of each month (two times per month) under main topic on “Indigenous People Voices”. On Thursday this week, the radio talk show program will ...

Response of WB president to IP: Letter

Last July 2012, upon the assumption of office of the new World Bank President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, a letter from indigenous peoples was sent to the Bank urging Dr. Kim for a continued fruitful and sincere engagement between indigenous peoples and the Bank. This letter was endorsed by 98 indigenous peoples organizations and institutions and 43 nongovernment organizations.  Among the identified opportunities for engagement contained in the letter are as follows: 1. Establishment of an independent World Bank Indigenous Peoples Advisory Council (similar to the World Bank External Advisory Group on Forests). It should be established by respecting the ...

[EMRIP 2012] Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statement on Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval

ASIA CAUCUS STATEMENT EXPERT MECHANISMON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FIFTH SESSION, 9-13 JULY 2012 UNITED NATIONS OFFICE, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND AGENDA ITEM 7: Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval Delivered by: Gina Shangkam in behalf of the Asia Caucus In most of the countries in Asia, indigenous peoples live in remote locations, which make it very difficult to access mainstream justice. Many countries do not have National Human Rights Institutions or ombudsman. Indigenous customary law and judiciary systems are often not recognized by the state. Indigenous peoples’ access to justice and their ...

[EMRIP 2012] Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statement on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

ASIA CAUCUS STATEMENT EXPERT MECHANISMON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FIFTH SESSION, 9-13 JULY 2012 UNITED NATIONS OFFICE, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND AGENDA ITEM 6: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Delivered by: Richard Gadit in behalf of the Asia Caucus Five years after the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), several developments relating to indigenous peoples in Asia have taken place. These development include the increased awareness of the UNDRIP, the engagement with UN agencies at different levels, the increased visibility of indigenous peoples in different global processes among others. At the ...