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Pratima Gurung: Message from an Indigenous Woman with Disability from Nepal

Pratima Gurung has been strong in advocating for the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities, not only in Nepal but also across the world. On the occasion of the international disability day, she calls for more attention and recognition to the role and contribution of indigenous persons with disabilities, particularly indigenous women.

Jamuna Tamang: Message from an Indigenous Woman with Disability from Nepal

Jamuna Tamang, an indigenous woman with disability speaking about the layers of discrimination faced by indigenous women, as women, as persons with disabilities and as indigenous. She emphasizes the importance of capacity strengthening for indigenous women with disabilities and prioritization to deal with their issues and concerns to help them overcoming the barriers they are facing.

Nenita – Message from An indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Philippines

  Name: Nenita Condes Ethnicity: Subanen, Zamboanga del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines Organization: Salabukan nok G’taw Subanen (SGS) Nenita Condes, 32, of Zamboanga del Norte was raised by progressive Lumád parents. She grew up seeing her parents and others confront mining companies, government agencies and other trespassers in the ancestral land of the Subanen. .Aside from the collective sense of the tribe, Nenita and her parents also belong to the Salabukan nok G’taw Subanen (SGS), the federation of Subanen groups in Western Mindanao, where she is now deputy secretary general. Her father happens to be the chairperson of SGS. Since 1996 ...

Su Hsin: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Taiwan

Su Hsin, an indigenous women human rights defender of the Papora Indigenous Development Association from Taiwan speaking about initiative of Papora indigenous group to combat climate change and how the community survived land slide, flood and other natural disasters caused by climate change affecting their territory and sacred sites. She calls for solidarity of all the peoples across the world to help secure land rights and to create sustainable environment.  

Message from An Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Taiwan #LandRightsNow! #16daysofaction

Ms. Echo L.P. Chang is Papora indigenous woman from the Central Region in Taiwan, nearly seventy years old. She is one of the most important human rights defenders fights for the Ping-pu indigenous peoples (Ping-pu indigenous peoples are not recognized by under the laws in Taiwan, nearly 11 ethnic groups.) She spends her life fighting for human rights of Ping-pu indigenous peoples. She appeals loudly that Taiwan Government must recognize the rights of the Ping-pu indigenous peoples and boost its efforts to address violations of their human rights, rights to education, in particular their collective land rights and cultural rights. ...

Betty Belen: Message from an Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders from Philippines #LandRightsNow #16Daysofaction

In this video, Betty Belen of Innabuyog-Gabriela* from Lubuagan, Kalinga, Cordillera Region, who is part of the indigenous peoples movement against the geothermal project of Chevron, explains about how the influx of various extractive industries into indigenous peoples’ territories can have negative impacts on indigenous women, their livelihoods and their traditional way of life. The indigenous women human rights defenders in the Philippines have been at the forefront of the struggle for recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights and protection of their ancestral lands. *Innabuyog- Gabriela is the alliance of indigenous women’s organization in the Cordillera.  

Messages from An Indigenous Women Human Rights Defender from Bangladesh #LandRightsNow #16Daysofaction

My name is Purba Chakma. I am from Khagrachari district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh). I think the main issue of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is the land issue. Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts are constantly facing this. Due to implementation of the Kaptai Hydroelectric Power Project on the Karnaphuli River in 1960, thousands of Hill Peoples were displaced from their ancestral lands. Moreover, during the General Zia and General Ershad’s regime, plain land Bengalis were brought to the CHT with false promises under a state-initiated program. As a result, the settler Bengalis grabbed the lands ...

Radio Program Guide on the UNDRIP

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) believes that media has an important role to play in the promotion and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights as well as their inclusive participation in decision making and social equity. With this belief, AIPP established the Indigenous Voices in Asia Network (IVAN) as a platform to promote solidarity and cooperation among journalists and indigenous activists in advancing and defending media freedom, freedom of information, indigenous peoples’ rights and democracy in Asia. Through the network, AIPP has been empowering indigenous media professionals and rights activists through capacity building activities, engaging with national and regional government bodies for greater access to ...

AIPP Chairperson delivered Asia Indigenous Peoples’ statement in the high level opening session of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the COP23

Mr. Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri, Chairperson of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) spoke on behalf of Asian Indigenous Peoples in the high level opening session of the Indigenous Peoples’ Day on 7 Nov in Bonn Zone in the Twenty Third Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP23). This is the first time in the history of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that indigenous peoples’ organisations are allowed to organise Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the Conference of Parties (COP). The other speakers in the high level opening session of the Indigenous Peoples’ Day included; COP22 President, COP23 President and the ...