AIPP’s Latest Publications

Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand and AIPP submit shadow report to UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand (IWNT) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) have submitted a joint shadow report on behalf of indigenous women in Thailand for the forthcoming session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The report compares the reality for indigenous women in Thailand to that of the situation as presented by the State Report in 2015, including the impact of existing laws and policies on the elimination of discrimination, realisation of human rights and negative stereotyping. Further, the report focuses on three main issues facing the indigenous women of Thailand, according to the priorities set out by ...

Leaving no one behind: Practical Guide for Indigenous Peoples

      The main objective of this practical guide is to provide some basic information for indigenous peoples about the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development in a simpler and easy-to-understand way. This practical guide also gives concrete guidance on how indigenous peoples can engage in the 2030 Agenda processes from national to global level. This practical guide is wholeheartedly dedicated to the 370 million indigenous peoples across the world, whose lives are at stake, whose survival will be further threatened if the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is not done with the spirit of realizing indigenous ...

Cambodia: Communities in protracted struggle against Chinese sugar companies’ land grab

08/06/2017 | Media release   A new report exposes the devastating consequences of land grabs for indigenous communities in Preah Vihear province, in northern Cambodia. The report reveals how Chinese companies, attracted by the Cambodian government to invest in local agro-industry, have been violating the fundamental rights of communities and destroying livelihoods and ecosystems over the past six years. The report is a joint collaboration between Community Network in Action (CNA), Ponlok Khmer, GRAIN, Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA), and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). Tens of thousands of people have been affected by a 2011 land grab in the ...

HerStory3: Championing Community Land Rights and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Asia

  “This book, as a compilation of indigenous women’s “her stories”, is a reflection of the conditions and struggles on the ground of indigenous women. They are the stories of Katima, Jannie, Endena, and 13 other indigenous women who are extraordinary women in their own right. They are in the hearts and minds of other women and villagers because of their suffering, struggles, sacrifices, commitments, dedication and lifetime achievements in advancing the dignity of women and indigenous peoples. This is now the third volume of her stories to be produced by AIPP to amplify the voices and struggles on indigenous women across Asia. This year we are focussing on ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons for other indigenous groups and communities around the world to learn from. One of the initiatives is the activities to support the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights or also known as the #landrightsnow campaign. The study covers six Asian countries ...

Int’l Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebration across Asia

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and it is being celebrated across Asia. This year, the regional theme is “Protect our rights, our lands. Checkout the different activities per country! August 9 is observed as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples based on the United Nations General Assembly resolution 49/214.  

RIGHTS! Updated training manual on the UNDRIP – Volume 2

This Training Manual is the second volume in the series of educational and training materials on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) produced by AIPP. Rights! Volume II is an update of Rights! Volume I. It hopes to facilitate the conduct of trainings on indigenous peoples’ rights at the grassroots level by giving necessary and updated information on the implementation or non-implementation of the UNDRIP at the international and national levels. It attempts to bring the developments in international and national mechanisms and processes to the level of the community. It shows that the advances made in the recognition ...

AIPP Annual Report 2015: Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ Movements

For 2015, AIPP achieved significant achievements in the expanded implementation of its programmes at all levels—local, national, regional and global. These achievements include the widening reach of AIPP’s information dissemination, increased skills and capacities of individuals including women and IP organizations, and significant contribution to positive policies and guidelines relating to indigenous peoples. It has further strengthened the solidarity and cooperation of indigenous peoples at the regional level, while increasing the support at the local level. AIPP has expanded its regional staff and strengthened its management and staff capacities. Likewise, the Executive Council continued to provide guidance through its regular meetings and as convenors of the programmed committees; ...