Indigenous Women

Nepal: Position Paper on Indigenous Women’s Land Rights

We, the indigenous women of Nepal have come up with this position paper on indigenous women’s land rights in order to develop common understanding on our collective and individual land rights and to make our positions on indigenous women’s land rights clear to the state and the government (federal, province and local), private companies, non-governmental …

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Climate Justice for Indigenous Women: Urgency and Way Forward

This policy brief is the outcome of the researches on ‘Climate and Gender Justice for Indigenous Women’ conducted in four countries namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (Mishkin 2019; Sen 2019; SODA 2019; Van 2019; Zin 2019) and Climate Smart Women Connect (CSWC) conference held in Bangkok from 2-4 December 2019. The commissioned researches brought …

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Traditional Amchi Practices among Indigenous Communities in Nepal

The Amchis have been contributing significantly to public healthcare in the remote  mountains of Nepal. Amchi tradition has been the most reliable means of ensuring good health of  indigenous communities for generations. In many parts of Nepal, Amchis are the sole healthcare  providers. However, due to rising influence of the western medicines and migration of …

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Role And Contribution Of Indigenous Women In Water Management: Case Study Of Cambodia And Vietnam

This concept note looks at the role and contribution of indigenous women in water management and is part of a comprehensive research project aimed at strengthening and empowering indigenous women and men to assert their rights in water governance in Cambodia and Vietnam. Click here to download. Like this article? Share on facebook Share on …

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HerStory 3

In 2013, AIPP published ‘HerStory of Empowerment, Leadership and Justice’, off the back of the Empowering Indigenous Women in Traditional Customary Institutions project. In 2014, we proudly produced a second book-length collection of personal essays and stories of Indigenous Women change makers across Asia. Now, once again in 2016, we are publishing HerStory 3, with …

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Indigenous Women and Human Trafficking in the Mekong Region: Policy Overview and Community Response

In 2015, with the support of Oxfam, AIPP conducted an investigation into the status of trafficking of indigenous women in the Mekong region. The results served as a preliminary analysis of current government and non-government policies and the responses of the affected communities. The study engaged the perspectives of 15 respondents; from community members and …

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Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Resource Management in Asia

Across the different case studies, common and general recommendations in relation to the roles and contributions of indigenous women in sustainable forest management can be drawn. Moreover, the research has identified case-specific recommendations for each country. It is vital to raise awareness that indigenous peoples’ lives depend on their right to land and access to …

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