Indigenous Women Programme

The Indigenous Women (IW) Programme aims to empower indigenous women to assert, promote and protect their rights as women and as indigenous peoples. the Programme’s focus activities include building the capacity of indigenous women and men to advocate for the recognition of the rights of women in local, national legislation and customary laws, and to campaign on violence against indigenous women and girl; strengthening the capacity of indigenous women organizations; and mainstreaming AIPP’s gender policy among AIPP members and partners.

Training for Indigenous Women Leaders on Decision-Making

A training for indigenous women leaders on decision-making, co-organised by Trinnamul Unnayan Sangstha, the Hill Tracts NGO Forum (HTNF) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) was held on August 5-9, 2005 in Ranggamati, Bangladesh. The effort was supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the Regional Indigenous Peoples Programme (RIPP) in Bangkok, Thailand.

‘Violence against Indigenous Women in Asia Pacific’

An Asia Pacific Regional NGO Consultation with the  UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Its Causes and Consequences,  Dr. Yakin Ertürk  and  UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People,  Prof. S. James Anaya  15-16 October 2008  New Delhi, India

Program

Programmes and Recent Projects With the objective of supporting capacity building of indigenous communities, AIPP has been working on a program which comes under three broad divisions. From 2005, these Programs were expanded to a total of seven programmes, namely Advocacy and Networking, Education and Organisation, Research and Information Dissemination, Regional Capacity Building, Strengthening of AIPP, Campaign and Policy Advocacy and Youth Programme.   1.     Advocacy and Networking   Aims at creating space for empowerment. It also aims at providing information on real life experience of local communities on human rights violations by State-sponsored development activities on traditional territories ...