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Asian indigenous peoples, media participate in the Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) Skills Sharing Workshop

Quezon City, Philippines–Indigenous peoples, indigenous peoples rights activists and media practitioners from five countries in Asia gathered in Manila to share their skills and experiences in engaging with the media on indigenous peoples’ issues in the region. The Skills Sharing and Exchange Workshop was held in the University Hotel of the University of the Philippines Diliman from January 22-23. “Indigenous peoples across countries face the same problems of being under-reported or misrepresented in media. These are some of the reasons why we are raising the capacities and knowledge of the media and indigenous peoples to more effectively tell the stories ...

Submission of AIPP to UNPFII, International Expert Group Meeting on sexual health and reproductive rights of Indigenous Women in Asia

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, International Expert Group Meeting: Sexual health and reproductive rights: articles 21, 22 (1), 23 and 24 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health in Asia  Written by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) In the light of existing inequities in health care provision that impact negatively on the health of indigenous peoples in general, and indigenous women in particular, a research project was undertaken to look into the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH) Gaps among Indigenous Peoples in Asia. This study was ...

Cambodia Indigenous Women’s Human Rights Trianing on Documentation and Advocacy

The first-ever Cambodia Indigenous Women’s National Human Rights Training on Documentation and Advocacy was held in Phnom Penh on December 3-6, 2013 participated in by 29 indigenous women and three indigenous men leaders together with advocates from national and regional indigenous peoples organizations, and national NGOs. The participants were sent by Bunong, Suy, Kui, Tampoun, Stieng, Jarai, Chorng, Prov and Por peoples from Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Koh Kong, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Preah Vihear, Pursat, Ratanakiri, Steung Treng provinces. The participants are members of the indigenous peoples organizations namely, the Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA), Highlanders Association, Indigenous Rights Active Members, ...

Regional Exchange Workshop on UNDRIP and Human Rights Advocacy

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) conducted the Regional Exchange Workshop on UNDRIP and Human Rights Advocacy on 12-15 November 2013 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  AIPP member-organisation Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA) hosted the workshop which was participated by 25 participants (13 men and 12 women) from  member/partner-organizations from Cambodia, Nepal, Northeast India, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. This workshop is part of the programme to promote the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It provided a forum for exchange of experiences and knowledge and cross-learning among the participants with regards to their work  in capacity ...

Indigenous Peoples in Asia Gear up for the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

With the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) coming up in September 2014, indigenous peoples and their organizations in Asia are now engaging their respective governments to push the WCIP to come up with an action-oriented outcome document. The World Conference on Indigenous Peoples will be a high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly to be held in September 2014 in order to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples, including to pursue the objectives of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defender Network re-launched: Advancing our collective rights, defending our communities

In a bid to strengthen the work of indigenous human rights defenders in Asia, Indigenous Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD) Network was re-launched by developing a new campaign strategy plan and adopting “the Declaration of the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD) Network in Asia” after a four-day regional training of trainers on human rights documentation organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) from 16-19 October 2013 at Chiang Mai, Thailand. Twenty-four indigenous human rights defenders representing 17 indigenous organizations from nine countries in Asia participated in the training. Participants, after thorough deliberation, affirmed that indigenous peoples in Asia continue to face ...

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 ...