Indigenous Women

Jill Carino: Indigenous women’s voice for International Women Day 2019

https://youtu.be/SrZ9xgNMv_I “Better the Balance, Better the World” Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) together with member organizations and networks are highlighting indigenous women’s voices in celebrating the International Women’s Day 8 March 2019. Speaking in this video is Jill Carino of Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance (CPA), Philippines and Executive Council member of AIPP. Share on facebook Facebook …

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Beneath the Surface: Women Leading the Fight Against Mining

The Philippines is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for human rights defenders. Women activists are frequently targeted for their participation in resistance struggles, and as of May 2018, seventeen women defenders have been killed since the current president, Rodrigo Duterte, rose to power in 2016. In this “Beneath the Surface” installment, …

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Role And Contribution Of Indigenous Women In Water Management: Case Study Of Cambodia And Vietnam

This concept note looks at the role and contribution of indigenous women in water management and is part of a comprehensive research project aimed at strengthening and empowering indigenous women and men to assert their rights in water governance in Cambodia and Vietnam. Click here to download. Like this article? Share on facebook Share on …

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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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Ms. Chang: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Taiwan

https://youtu.be/FB3rrem1ivM Ms. Echo L.P. Chang is Papora indigenous woman from the Central Region in Taiwan, nearly seventy years old. She is one of the most important human rights defenders fights for the Ping-pu indigenous peoples (Ping-pu indigenous peoples are not recognized by under the laws in Taiwan, nearly 11 ethnic groups.) She spends her life …

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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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