Publications

HerStory5: The Compelling Power of Indigenous Women

We are delighted to bring you the fifth edition of HerStory where we spotlight the stories of fifteen remarkable Indigenous Women, each one a powerhouse and guiding light for her community and country.The stories will inspire, shock, educate and hopefully be a catalyst towards recognizing your own power. The Power of One. And the impact …

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Sustainable Development Goals & Indigeneity: A Practical Guide for Indigenous Peoples

There are constant debates on SDGs since its inception including its meaning, history as well as its implications in development theory and practice. Amongst them is the persistent lack of direct references to the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in many areas that are closely relevant to their issues. This has resulted in the rights of IPs …

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FLASH UPDATE 4: COVID-19, A Special Volume on Indigenous Women and Indigenous Persons with Disabilities

“The UN pointed out exacerbated maternal mortality and morbidity, increased rates of adolescent pregnancies, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases for women during COVID-19. It is nonetheless difficult to find disaggregated data on Indigenous Women and Indigenous persons with disabilities.”-United Nations 2020. Policy Brief on ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Women This volume focuses on the …

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UNDER THE COVER OF COVID : New Laws in Asia Favor Business at the Cost of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Land and Territorial Rights

The planet is facing an unprecedented global health crisis as a result of COVID-19. As of September 29, over 1 million people have died from the virus. A protracted pandemic is increasingly likely as the initial health crisis begins to transform into compounded food security and economic crises. Among some of the most vulnerable groups …

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Nepal: Free, Prior, And Informed Consent Protocol

An Indigenous expert, the FPIC & Rights Forum, NEFIN-Lamjung, and LAHURNIP jointly carried out field work in Dhamil Kuwa and Archalbot in Lamjung among non-Indigenous communities, and in Ghermu in Lamjung and Taal in Manang among Indigenous Peoples from 24 to 29 April 2019. Accountability Counsel, as requested by LAHURNIP, researched and shared FPIC protocols, …

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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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Water Management in the Trans-Himalaya Rain Shadow of Lo-menthang: The Kghyamba System Steers Irrigation Practice for Lhoba People

This case study unravels the example of how a customary institution is embedded in the social and physical uniqueness of a community of indigenous peoples. It demonstrates the value of recognizing and safeguarding the customary institutions and knowledge of indigenous peoples. This case study presents the facts—how the knowledge system and customary institutions of indigenous …

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Politics of Resistance: Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in partnership with Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Tamalpais Trust Fund has published ‘Politics of Resistance Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State.’ This book presents the concerns of the Indigenous Peoples from a new angle, asks new questions on distance and disagreements between the state and the Indigenous Peoples, and …

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