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.

Joint Statement of indigenous and rural women on Climate Change

Submission to the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change By: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC) Asian Peasant Women’s Network (APWN) Asian Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN) People’s Action on Climate Change (PACC)   We, rural and indigenous women from Asia, the Pacific and other parts of the world, face enormous threats and damage to our lives and rights as a consequence of climate change including the unbridled manner by which measures are being proposed and undertaken to adapt to and mitigate ...

Women against War!

Stop human rights abuse of women, and uphold gender equality and non-discrimination in Sri Lanka We are deeply concerned of the gravity of humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, particularly in the north of Sri Lanka which has been reported on by the local and international media, civil society organisations, International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN including by the Secretary general and his senior Humanitarian officer Sir John Holmes despite the denial and control of access of media to the conflict zones by the Sri Lankan government. 

16 Days Activism to End Violence against Women

November 25 ‐ November 29 ‐ December 10, 2008 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25 International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders, November 29 International Human Rights Day, December 10 Indigenous Women speak out to End Violence against Women 

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 ...