AIPP’s Latest Publications

We Have Rights: A Community Guide for Indigenous Peoples on the 2009 ADB Safeguard Policy Statement and Accountability Mechanism

The Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) is proud to offer this community guide as a response to the continuing need to produce resource materials useful for advocacy work and community actions. In addition, the materials can contribute in strengthening the capacity of member-organizations for local, national and regional engagements. The Guide also hopes to contribute in building a fully-informed network of indigenous communities and advocates that actively addresses the multi-faceted challenges confronting the world’s indigenous peoples, particularly in Asia where majority of indigenous communities are found. This Guide focuses on the Asian Development Bank Safeguard Policy Statement of 2009 (ADB ...

(New Publication) Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls: A Complex Phenomenon

This briefing note is intended to inspire discussion and thought about the complexity of the challenges of violence against indigenous women and girls. Work being done by indigenous women’s organisations in Asia and around the world has increasingly drawn attention to the need for specific analysis and understanding to be established of the nature and forms of such violence. This note also intends to shed light on the need to respect rights in totality, to simultaneously respect and protect the individual and collective rights of indigenous women. The nature of violence against indigenous women and girls is often assumed to ...

(New Publication) Tilting the Balance: Indigenous Women, Development and Access to Justice

Indigenous women face severe rights violations, because they are women as well as indigenous peoples. The reporting of massive violations of the collective rights of indigneous peoples especially to their land, territories and resources, do not normally account for the violence committed against indigenous women. The very struggle of indigneous peoples to defend and assert their rights is also at the heart of indigenous women’s struggle. However, many indigenous women are not yet fully recognized and acknowledged as indispensable partners in advancing indigneous peoples’ movements. This includes women’s vital roles in promoting sustainable resource management and holistic community development. This ...

Indigenous Women’s Rights enshrined in UNDRIP and CEDAW (Poster)

Equality among all peoples and between women and men Indigenous peoples are free and equal to all other peoples. Indigenous women are free and equal to all men and women. they have the right to be free from violence and any kind of discrimination in exercising their rights, in particular those based on their indigneous origin or identity. State must ensure that all women can enjoy the same human rights and fundamental freedoms as men in political, social, economic and cultural fields by passing laws to end discriminatory practices against women and ensuring those laws are enforced. (UNDRIP Articles 2, ...

Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

Free, Prior and Informed Consent is a mechanism and a process wherein indigenous peoples undertake their collective decision on matters that affects them, as an exercise of their right to their land, territories and resources, their right to self-determination and to cultural integrity. FPIC is an iterative process that should be undertaken in good faith to ensure mutual respect and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making on matters affecting them. It requires the conduct of a series of consultations, dialogues, exchanges, and interactions between indigenous peoples and those requiring their consent and agreement for the entire cycle of a ...

Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government

This Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government is meant fo rindigenous elders, leaders, organizers, and indigenous peoples’ representatives in government, who desire to be of service to the interest of indigenous peoples. The manual aims to build and strengthen the capacity of indigenous elders in Asia to lead their communities during contemporary times, wherein indigenous peoples face serious threats to their survival in the form of development aggression, marginalization and violation of their rights to land, territories, resources and self-determination. The manual highlights the important role of indigenous elders in traditional leadership and in sustaining our indigenous ...

Manual on Basic Financial Management for Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations in Asia

This manual on basic financial management is the fifth of a series of training resource materials developed by the indigenous Learning Institute for Community Empowerment (ILI) under the Regional Capacity Building Programme of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). The Manual was drafted in response to the need of AIPP members and partners to build their skills in financial management and administration. The overall intent of this manual is to help IPOs, especially the AIPP members and their partner communities and networks, set up their own financial management system that ensures efficiency, accountability and transparency in finance work; promotes collective work, ...

AIPP Annual Report 2012: A Year of Growth and Consolidation

The year 2012 may have passed quickly, but this has been a year of significant advancement for AIPP. At the programme level, the Environment Programme has expanded to include specific projects on community-based climate change adaptation while capacity building on REDD+ has now included more countries in the Maekong region. The Indigenous Women Programme has not only sustained the work on Violence Against Women (VAW), but has started to include sustainable development and access to justice of indigenous women. This has been achieved through advocacy activities and the successful conduct of specific regional workshops, in partnership with UN Women. The ...

Briefing Paper: Indigenous Women in Asia – Challenges in their access to justice

This briefing paper is prepared as part of the advocacy of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) for the respect, protection and recognition of the human rights of indigenous women. In this paper, we focus on access to justice for indigenous women in Southeast Asia facing development-induced violence. We draw on the results of the Southeast Asia Regional Consultation on Development, Access to Justice and the Human Rights of Indigenous Women, held on October 30 – November 02, 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand that the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) convened in collaboration with the UN WOMEN Regional Office of ...

Divers Paths to Justice – Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia

The forests of Southeast Asia are home to many tens of millions of people whose rights to their lands and forests are only weakly secured in national constitutions and laws. Yet many of them have dwelt in these areas since before the nation states in which they now find themselves were even created. They regulate their daily affairs, and control and manage their lands and forests, in accordance with customary laws which are both ancient in their origins and yet vital and flexible in their present day application. International human rights treaties now affirm the rights of indigenous peoples and ...