Indigenous Women

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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Her Story Retold

The women’s movement has been promoting another way of looking at records of events or personal accounts as “her story” instead of “history”. This is clearly an attempt to rectify historical accounts to include the perspectives, struggles and invaluable contributions of women. It is also to raise the voices of women and make them more …

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Her Story

In December 2013, AIPP’s Indigenous Women Programme published “Her Story of Empowerment, Leadership and Justice”, made possible by the generous funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. ‘The indigenous women’s voices and “her stories”, as an integral part of the women’s movement and indigenous peoples’ movement, remain faint. This reflects the …

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