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CALL FOR APPLICATION: Indigenous fellow (Activist)

Leadership Integration and Cross-learning Fellowship CALL FOR APPLICATION: Indigenous fellow (Activist) Deadline of Application Submission: 15 December 2018 About AIPP: AIPP believes in the inherent right to self-determination of all people, including indigenous peoples. Right to self-determination and self-government is a social necessity for indigenous societies for the continuity of our social processes and self-development. This implies that the collective rights of indigenous peoples must be addressed as enshrined in the UDHR and UNDRIP for the full enjoyment of their human rights. Further, AIPP, as a regional federation of indigenous peoples’ organisations representing the movements in Asia, believes in the ...

CALL FOR APPLICATION: Indigenous youth interns

Leadership Integration and Cross-learning Fellowship CALL FOR APPLICATION: Indigenous youth interns Deadline of Application Submission: 15 December 2018 About AIPP: AIPP believes in the inherent right to self-determination of all peoples, including indigenous peoples. Right to self-determination and self-government is a social necessity for indigenous societies for the continuity of our social processes and self-development. This implies that the collective rights of indigenous peoples must be addressed as enshrined in the UDHR and UNDRIP for the full enjoyment of their human rights. Further, AIPP, as a regional federation of indigenous peoples’ organisations representing the movements in Asia, believes in the ...

Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy for Midterm Review

Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy for Mid-term Review of the project “Advancing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in REDD+ and Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ Forest Management and Livelihoods in Vietnam and Myanmar” 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 30 November 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 AIPP, please ...

Photo contest “Indigenous women and food security in Asia”

I. Objective: The contest has the objective of making visible the contributions and challenges of indigenous women for food security and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. This contest is featured under the framework of the Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger, launched with the support of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI) and the News Agency of Indigenous and Afro-descendent Women (NOTIMIA). II. Contest Rules a. Participants All indigenous women of Asia can participate ...

[AIPP Documentary] Seeds and Indigenous Peoples

Seeds, the beginning and the end of the food growing cycle. Generations of people using generations of seeds. Survival and culture intertwined. This video gives the viewer insight as to the role and importance of seeds for indigenous peoples and the part that their knowledge may play in the years to come as the world faces the inevitable changes of climate change. Watch this documentary on the seeds banking practiced by Indigenous Peoples that provides insight into “What the seed means is not just the food but along with food it becomes part of the life and it is expressed ...

AIPP and Members’ Statement on the International Day of Rural Women

This October 15, we, the indigenous women of Asia, are celebrating the International Day of Rural Women by acknowledging our important role in the elimination of global hunger and malnutrition, and in meeting the goals for gender equality, sustainability of water, energy, human settlements, consumption and production, life on land and partnerships as set out by Agenda 2030. We, indigenous women in Asia, are estimated to be around 130 million and most of us reside in rural areas where we are the caretakers of our traditional lands. Indigenous women are the primary caretakers and providers of diverse and nutritious foods ...

AIPP Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Defending our rights for Justice, Peace and a Sustainable World

Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9th August 2018 In recent years, we have seen significant increase in the attacks on human rights defenders and have witnessed the shrinking of civic space. At least 1019 human rights defenders, journalists and trade unionists have been killed in 61 countries since 2015[1], most of whom were protecting their community’s land and natural resources. Approximately, 40 percent of these are indigenous brothers and sisters from around the world, including Asia. In Asia, development aggression and militarization have been notorious in perpetuating serious human rights violations. With several authoritarian and ...

Written statement by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) to the Commission on the Status of Women’s 63rd Session

Introduction This written statement is submitted by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) to the Commission on the Status of Women’s 63rd Session, in line with the communications submission procedure. We respectfully acknowledge the upcoming priority theme of Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and commend the commission’s work towards ensuring a sustainable and just future for women and girls everywhere. Despite progress in some areas of the Sustainable Development Agenda, and given the worsening conditions for human ...

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 ...