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Press Release: Thailand: Investigate Army Killing of Indigenous Lahu Youth Activist

Thailand: Investigate Army Killing of Indigenous Lahu Youth Activist  21 March 2017 [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]  (Chiang Mai) – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) calls on the Thai authorities to effectively investigate into the killing of indigenous Lahu youth activist, Chaiyaphum Pasae, without any delay. Chaiyaphum, 17, was shot dead by an army soldier as alleged drug suspect on 17 March in northwest Chiang Mai Province. According to official information, soldiers of Pha Muang Task Force deployed at a checkpoint in Chiang Dao district found 2,800 methamphetamine tablets in the car in which Chaiyaphum was travelling. As they were about to ...

Myanmar: U.S. Embassy in Burma recognizes women environmental leaders in Myanmar

Yi Yi Cho (second from left) and Naw Ei Ei Min (center) with Ambassador Scot Marciel, U.S. Ambassador to Burma and U.S. government officials at the Women of Change Award event on March 16th, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar (Photo: U.S. Embassy in Burma)

By Mekong Partnership for the Environment Yangon, Myanmar, March 17, 2017 For the inaugural Women of Change Award, the U.S. Embassy in Burma has selected two women who are fighting to ensure communities have a voice in development. Naw Ei Ei Min and Yi Yi Cho are among six women selected to receive this award recognizing outstanding women in Myanmar who have made significant impacts and lasting contributions to their communities. The two women are representatives for Myanmar on the Regional Technical Working Group on EIA, a group of regional civil society and government experts working to improve public participation in infrastructure development. ...

Statement: International Women’s Day

Be Bold for Change International Women’s Day March 08, 2017 On March 08, 2017, we are once again celebrating International Women’s Day. We, as indigenous women, join in solidarity for this year’s theme: ‘Be Bold for Change’. On this day, we call for all indigenous women, our allies and advocates to join the worldwide mobilizations, as the global community faces threats from climate change to geo-political power surges. Now is indeed the time to rise and be bold for change that will lead to the empowerment of women in general, and indigenous women in particular. Indigenous women in Asia are ready to join the global ...

Outcome Documents: Dialogue Meeting on Enhanced IPs Participation at the UN and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)

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  This resource covers the following: Outcome Documents: Dialogue Meeting on Enhanced IPs Participation at the UN and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) DOWNLOAD FULL DOCUMENT. DOWNLOAD BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION DOWNLOAD BAHASA INDONESIA VERSION DOWNLOAD NEPALI VERSION DOWNLOAD TETUM VERSION DOWNLOAD CHINESE VERSION DOWNLOAD ILOCANO VERSION DOWNLOAD JAPANESE VERSION DOWNLOAD BENGALI VERSION

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

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  “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 ...

Claiming Our Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Standing for the Rights of All Marginalised Sectors

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Chiang Mai, Thailand 10 December 2016  Claiming Our Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Standing for the Rights of All Marginalised Sectors Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact for International Human Rights Day 2016 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) staunchly claims indigenous peoples’ rights and firmly stands for the rights of all marginalised sectors across the globe this International Human Rights Day 2016. This year, the world has seen grave violations, neglect and outright disregard for basic human rights. AIPP denounces any actions that curtail any human rights, which perpetrate fear, want and desperation in the hearts of the people. Indigenous peoples ...

Position Statement of Indigenous Peoples on Emission Reduction Program of Nepal

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Reiterating the fact that Nepal has ratified the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No.169, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and voted for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reminding the fact that the Cancun Agreement on REDD+ Safeguards (2010) and the Climate Change Paris Agreement recognize Indigenous Peoples’ rights, Demanding that, as we, the Indigenous Peoples have an intrinsic relationship with the Nature, our rights over natural resources, including our lands and territories be recognized and that our rights to self-determination including the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) procedure be ensured, The Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples of Nepal declares the following points as ...

Joan Carling, a woman land rights defender

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Interview with Joan Carling “Whatever happens to the land directly affects indigenous women in a profound manner. It is like taking the fish out of the water, when they experience loss of land.” Joan Carling is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines and former Secretary-General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). In this interview, she discusses the crucial role of indigenous women in the struggle for land rights and the impacts of land rights violations on women. As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, we are highlighting the work of women land rights defenders and ...

Statement on 16 days of Activism on Gender Based Violence

Dear Members, Partners and Allies, We, indigenous women of Asia, mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with this year’s theme: Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence Against Women and Girls. We call for sustainable financing for the efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We, indigenous women, are estimated to be 50% of the 260 million Indigenous Peoples in Asia yet we are disproportionately marginalized. Because we are relentlessly discriminated against on the basis of the intersectionality of our gender and our ethnicity, we suffer multiple forms of ...