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Int’l Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebration across Asia

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August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and it is being celebrated across Asia. This year, the regional theme is “Protect our rights, our lands. Checkout the different activities per country! August 9 is observed as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples based on the United Nations General Assembly resolution 49/214.  

Our Lifeways, Our Survival [New Comic Book]

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Our lifeways, Our Survival: Indigenous Peoples Rights to Land, Territories and Resources For indigenous peoples, lands, territories and resources are fundamental to their existence not only because these are the bases for their livelihoods but also because these are related to their culture, identity, traditional knowledge, customary laws and spiritual beliefs. This relationship has existed since time immemorial. Because of the interdependent relationship between indigenous peoples and their natural surroundings, indigenous peoples developed ways of life and customary practices of land and resource uses that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. This is proven by the fact that 80% of the ...

The Indigenous Women’s Roles and Contributions in the Sustainable Management of Healthy Forests

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Indigenous Women, Traditional Livelihoods and Food Security Indigenous Peoples’ territories are home to 80% of the World’s biodiversity and cover up to 22% of the world’s land surface More than 100 million indigenous peoples in Asia depend on forests and other natural resources for their livelihoods, cultural practices and overall wellbeing. Indigenous women are the repository of indigenous knowledge on seeds, crop varieties, medicinal plants, culturally important trees, wild crops and harvesting seasons. Indigenous women are the key actors in shifting cultivation/rotational agriculture and contribute to the food security and wellbeing of millions of people. Indigenous women deeply value, and sustainably ...

[New Comic book] The right to Self-determination and Development of Indigenous Peoples

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The world is becoming crowded, and there is a scramble for resources in the name of  “sustainable development”. Pressure is being put upon indigenous peoples and on their  land  and resources that they have inherited from their ancestors and  are obliged to  pass it on to the next generation for their collective survival. This comic provides a simplified overview of the problems faced by indigenous peoples, their rights and their contributions to sustainable development based on their distinct lifestyles and values. Download the Comic book [in English] Download the Comic Book [in Bahasa Indonesia] Download the Comic Book [In Burmese] Download ...

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Rights to Development

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There are at least 350 million indigenous peoples around the world, which is 5% of the global population. However, 15 % of the poorest of the poor are amongst indigenous peoples. The majority (2/3) of indigenous peoples are in ASia, who continue to be marginalized and discriminated. However indigenous peoples are again invisible in the current negotiations to achieve the United Nations post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. It is thereby important to understand and respect the rights and aspirations of indigenous peoples as critical partners in achieving sustainable development. Indigenous peoples have the right to freely determine their own political ...

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Articles on Human Rights and Militarization

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Indigenous peoples have the right to fully enjoy, as a collective or as individuals, all human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International human rights laws. Indigenous peoples and individuals are free and equal to all other people and have the right to be free from any kind of discrimination, in the exercise of their rights, in particular that based on their indigenous origin or identity.  (Articles 1 & 2) Indigenous individual have the rights to life, physical and mental integrity, liberty and security of a ...

Learn and Exercise Your Rights: A simplified version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

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While Indigenous peoples are five percent of the global population, they comprise fifteen percent of the poorest of the poor. Throughout centuries, indigenous peoples have been asserting and defending their lands, territories and resources as the source of their distinct identities, cultures and ways of life. They continue to voice out and demand the recognition of their collective rights as a matter of attaining equality and dignity for all. This booklet presents in a simple and illustrative manner, the collective rights of indigenous peoples as contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is ...

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

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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, ...