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Call for Application: Admin-Finance Coordinator

Position:  Admin-Finance Coordinator Team Duration of the Contract: 1 year with minimum 3 months to maximum 6 months’ probation period. The contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds Reports to:  Deputy Secretary General Station:  AIPP Regional Secretariat, Chiang Mai, Thailand Application call date: July 12, 2018 Application deadline: August 12, 2018 Interview: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed for interview.    Background: The AIPP is a regional organization founded in 1992 as a platform for solidarity and cooperation among indigenous peoples in Asia. It actively promotes and defends indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights, ...

Call for Application: Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme Officer

Position:  Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme Officer Team Duration of the Contract: 1 year with minimum 3 months to maximum 6 months’ probation period. The contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds Reports to:  Human Rights Program Coordinator/Human Rights Campaign and Policy and Advocacy Programme (HRCPA) Station:  AIPP Regional Secretariat, Chiang Mai, Thailand Application call date: 15 June 2018 Application deadline: 18 July 2018 Interview: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed for interview.  Background: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization founded in 1992 as a platform for solidarity and cooperation ...

Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy for External Evaluation (deadline extended)

Project: “Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation” Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send an Expression of Interest to Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa at  nuri@aippnet.org  and Ms. Joann Guillao at joann@aippnet.org no later than 18 July 2018. The Expression of Interest should include: CV Daily fee in USD Brief technical proposal, indicating main methodological considerations Three references, to whom AIPP Secretariat may contact Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interviews. . For more information about the project, please visit www.ccmin.aippnet.org Background: The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization established in 1992 ...

Cambodia: Investigate the alleged shooting attempt against an indigenous activist

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) has learnt that there was an alleged shooting attempt against Ven Et, an indigenous activist of Areng Valley, Cambodia, on 12 May 2018 in front of his house. “I feel scared and worried about my personal security. I think this time they missed me but next time they might not,” says Ven Et. Ven Et is a younger brother of Ven Vorn, an indigenous environmental activist arrested in 2015 for “forest crimes”. According to Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network, Koh Kong Provincial Court charged Ven Vorn with harvesting forest products without authorisation and tampering ...

Good practices on the empowerment of indigenous youth leaders in Asia

The indigenous youths’ empowerment and dynamic participation are crucial and decisive because as social catalysts, their voices must be amplified in various levels and avenues where policies and decisions that concern indigenous peoples are being made. They are at a historical juncture where their engagement matters and their initiatives are appreciated and encouraged. In this book’s case studies, there are significant similarities in context and historical backgrounds on the birth of indigenous youth organizations and emergence and empowerment of indigenous youth leaders. The five organizations namely, Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA), Youth Federation of Indigenous Nationalities in Nepal (YFIN), Karbi ...

Nepal: Stop the Use of Violence to the Indigenous Newar Community and Uphold their Rights to Peaceful Assembly

AIPP’s Solidarity Statement to the Activists and Indigenous Newar Community in Kathmandu Chiang Mai, 2 April 2018 – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) condemns in highest terms the violent response of the Nepalese government during the recent peaceful protest in Baneshwor on 28 March 2018. The incident resulted to arrest of 16 leaders and injuring many others as they were met with police’ water cannons and tear gas. The indigenous Newar communities and activists were protesting about the road expansion, the Fast Track Highway, Outer Ring Road, and other satellite cities, among other destructive development projects to be built on their lands. ...

Philippines: End the Abuse of Power and Violence to Human Rights Defenders

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s Call to Repeal the Petition Declaring the former Secretary-General of AIPP, Joan Carling, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Corpuz-Tauli, and other indigenous leaders and human rights defenders as Terrorists and Outlaws On 21 February 2018, the Department of Justice filed a petition to the Regional Trial Court of the National Capital Region in Manila City declaring around 600 individuals, many of them are human rights defenders and political activists, as “terrorists and outlawed organisations, associations and/or group of persons.”[1] Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), a regional organisation of 48 indigenous peoples ...

AIPP Statement on International Women’s Day

  Press for Progress: International Women’s Day March 08, 2018 #pressforprogress Dear Members, Partners and Friends, On March 08, 2018, we are once again celebrating International Women’s Day. We, as indigenous women, join in solidarity for this year’s campaign theme: Press for Progress. Recent reports suggest that globally-realised gender parity is more than two centuries away[1]. Meanwhile, global activism for women’s equality is building momentum, with movements such as the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns shining light on the injustices facing women in many sectors. We, indigenous women in Asia and allies of indigenous women everywhere, want to take this opportunity ...

Bangladesh: Uphold the Rule of Law and End the Impunity of Security Forces

A Call of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Asian Indigenous Women Network, Indigenous Peoples Organisations, Advocates and the International Community to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Provide Justice on the Rape of Two Indigenous Marma Women and Assault on the Queen of the Chakma Circle, Chittagong Hill Tracks The systematic approach of the security forces to cover up the rape and sexual assault, allegedly by the elements of Farua Army Camp of Digholchari Zone of 13 Bengal, on two Marma sisters (aged 19 and 14) and the inaction on the physical assault on the Queen of the Chakma Circle, Rani Yan ...