What We Do

Experiences and lessons learned concerning the implementation of IPs’ rights

Asia is home to the majority of the world’s indigenous peoples, comprising at least 150 million and thousands of unique cultures, languages and livelihood systems. Most indigenous peoples in Asia are facing rapid and overwhelming changes in their societies and livelihood strategies, making them particularly vulnerable to poverty and other forms of marginalisation and exploitation, such as hazardous work, trafficking, as well as child and forced labour……

Women against War!

Stop human rights abuse of women, and uphold gender equality and non-discrimination in Sri Lanka We are deeply concerned of the gravity of humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, particularly in the north of Sri Lanka which has been reported on by the local and international media, civil society organisations, International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN including by the Secretary general and his senior Humanitarian officer Sir John Holmes despite the denial and control of access of media to the conflict zones by the Sri Lankan government. 

International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 111

Jens Dying Christensen            ILO Convention 111 is a fundamental ILO convention and its main instrument on discrimination. It was adopted in 1958 and has since been ratified by 165 countries, including several in Asia. The goal is to promote equality of opportunity and treatment in employment and occupation, with a view to eliminating discrimination.

Indigenous Development, Decolonization and Food Security

Datu Migketay Victorino L. Saway   Talaandig Community Leader   (Philippines)   INTRODUCTION   This paper hopes to provide a framework for development in the context of the struggles of the local and Indigenous Peoples for the recognition, protection and promotion or growth of their cultures and identity as peoples. A development framework is crucial to the survival of the indigenous peoples because it will set the parameters of their engagement with the external world amidst globalization and modernization.

Indigenous Development: Economy and Technology

Paper by Jannie Lasimbang, AIPP   Principles of Indigenous Economic Systems & Indigenous Technology Indigenous peoples have long developed various systems to govern their society.  This includes a traditional economic system to ensure sustainable utilization of resources, social responsibility and a harmonious relationship through cooperation.  Since most indigenous peoples are traditionally engaged in agriculture as their economic base, the development of technologies also developed to cater for agricultural needs.

Indigenous Political Economy

A concept note presented for discussion at the fourth ID Conference on “Economic Sufficiency and Environmental Sustainability”, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 23-26 September, 2008 –  Gam A. Shimray.     Indigenous economy and mode of production is complex and radically different from market economy. It is not delinked but rather inseparable to the principles of ecological sustainability and culture which are embedded in indigenous knowledge. Indigenous economy is part of our knowledge and strategy that helps us in maintaining an adaptive relationship with our environment. By understanding how the community interact through economic activities help us gain a deeper understanding ...

Training on Monitoring and Documenting Human Rights Violations

14 to 20 November 2008 Chiang Mai, Thailand With its aim to strengthen human rights advocacy in the region, the AIPP in partnership with HURIDOCS and doCip, a Geneva based human rights organization, conducted a Training on Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights Violations among 16 indigenous representatives from Bangladesh, North East India and Indonesia last November 14-19, 2008 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This training was called for as part of the capacity building and strengthening of AIPP of its member organizations and in response also to the rising cases of undocumented and poorly documented cases of human rights violations ...