Indigenous Women

Indigenous Women’s Rights

https://vimeo.com/75838353 We live in a time when public opinion is demanding a fairer and more equitable planet. There is no more important element to address this than the equality of men and women. This 4-minute animation video outlines the recommendations from CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) and UNDRIP (UN Declaration on …

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The Impacts of Land Dispossession on Indigenous Women

This briefing paper highlights the specific conditions of indigenous women, who comprise a major segment of indigenous communities where development projects are being implemented in India, Indonesia, and Cambodia. In the midst of restiveness against corporate take-over of their lands, territories and resources, the indigenous peoples, particularly indigenous women, are grappling with the consequences of …

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Gender Manual: Good Practices and Lessons Learnt by an Indigenous Peoples Organization

We are not born with Gender. We are not given it at birth. It is something that we do. It is something that we perform and it is socially constructed. We are all surrounded by gender from the minute we are born. Questions like ‘is it a boy or girl?’ set the tone of our …

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The Rights of Indigenous Women to their Lands, Territories and Resources in Asia

This briefing paper by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) highlights some of the key and common challenges faced by indigenous women in Southeast Asia in relation to their collective rights to land, territories and resources, such as a) continuing loss of lands, territories and resources due to the establishment of conservation areas, commercial exploitation, land …

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Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Resource Management in Asia

Across the different case studies, common and general recommendations in relation to the roles and contributions of indigenous women in sustainable forest management can be drawn. Moreover, the research has identified case-specific recommendations for each country. It is vital to raise awareness that indigenous peoples’ lives depend on their right to land and access to …

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Her Story Retold

The women’s movement has been promoting another way of looking at records of events or personal accounts as “her story” instead of “history”. This is clearly an attempt to rectify historical accounts to include the perspectives, struggles and invaluable contributions of women. It is also to raise the voices of women and make them more …

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Her Story

In December 2013, AIPP’s Indigenous Women Programme published “Her Story of Empowerment, Leadership and Justice”, made possible by the generous funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. ‘The indigenous women’s voices and “her stories”, as an integral part of the women’s movement and indigenous peoples’ movement, remain faint. This reflects the …

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Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls: A Complex Phenomenon

This briefing note is intended to inspire discussion and thought about the complexity of the challenges of violence against indigenous women and girls. Work being done by indigenous women’s organisations in Asia and around the world has increasingly drawn attention to the need for specific analysis and understanding to be established of the nature and …

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Indigenous Women’s Rights enshrined in UNDRIP and CEDAW

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 …

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