Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders

PROTECT THE INDIGENOUS MRO PEOPLE FROM FORCED EVICTION

Indigenous Mro are being forcefully evicted from their lands to make way for a 5-star hotel resort. Despite heavy pressure from the company, government and military, the Indigenous Mro are fighting for their rights. International solidarity has been summoned in an open letter to the Government of Bangladesh. Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP), Thailand and …

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Call for submission for HerStory5

: : : HerStory series has been a landmark of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’ (AIPP ‘s) journey to reminisce, acknowledge, and celebrate Indigenous Women’s achievements, struggles and contributions in various sphere of their life. These extraordinary stories of Indigenous Women aim to inspire Indigenous Peoples with different identities including Indigenous Women, Indigenous Peoples with Disability …

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Heli Chakma: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Bangladesh

https://youtu.be/pXIV3piQK5A I am from Rangamati of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.I do not actively work on Human Rights per se but I try to support those who actively work as much as possible. Since my birth the problem I feel is the land issue, which is a major problem for indigenous peoples in Bangladesh. On paper, …

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Leny Patty: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Indonesia

https://youtu.be/0mchMacVzpw I’m Leny Patty, from Ullath indigenous community, Maluku province. Contribution of indigenous women in various di sscussion on rights to lands, territories and resources is critical and significant. Because we have vast knowledge when it comes to how we manage and preserve our ancestral territories. Now is the time to strengthen the position of …

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Bae Annabel Mansiguiao: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Philippines

https://youtu.be/HXU2-tlaVGw I am Bae Annabel Mansiguiao, from Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental. We have an organization, Tagtabulon, a coming together of the Higaonons in Misamis Oriental. During the time of Marcos, I, as a child, experienced militarization in our community. And it is happening until now. Different communities here in the region – in Bukidnon, Agusan, Misamis …

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Erlina Darakay: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Indonesia

https://youtu.be/ivSdlhduNgI Our customary forest, Djamona Raa forest, has been destroyed again under the name of HPH (Forest Concession Rights). We urge the police to give us justice and arrest the illegal loggers. Because we, Rebi indigenous community, never give our consent for the outsiders to enter our Djamona Raa customary forest. Because from the time …

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Khadga Magar: Message from an Indigenous Person with Disability from Nepal

https://youtu.be/5YFAbxafXbo My name is Khadga Bahadur Magar. I am from Ramechhap district and I am the President of Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association (NIDA).The major issues of persons with disabilities includes their meaningful participation and decisive roles in the decision-making processes in relevant areas. The participation and representation of persons with disability in decision making processes …

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Yub Raj Lama: Message from an Indigenous Youth with Disability from Nepal

https://youtu.be/P9GqVlDP6w4 Yub Raj Lama, an indigenous youth who is visually impaired, amplifying the issue of indigenous youth with disabilities in particular relating to proportional inclusion and the importance of indigenous youth with disabilities in contributing to the 2030 Agenda process. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on pinterest …

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