Philippines

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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UNPFII17: Statement of AIPP and Asia Caucus in the Regional Dialogue with States, NHRIs, UN entities on 24 April 2018

17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII17) Regional Dialogue, 24 April 2018 Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Caucus Delivered by: Gam Shimray, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact We would like to draw the attention of the members of the UNPFII concerning a long-standing concern of intimidation and reprisals against …

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UNPFII17: Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus on Agenda Item 9: 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development of the 17th UNPFII

Seventeenth UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII17) Agenda Item 9: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus The UNPFII theme of this year draws a clear linkage between the 2030 Agenda and indigenous peoples’ rights, particularly on our right to lands, territories and resources. We welcome this …

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UNPFII16: Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Intervention to the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Agenda Item 8: Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Measures taken to implement the Declaration. Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus 24 April 2017 Thank you, Ms. Chairperson. I am Mai Thin Yu Mon of Chin Human Rights Organisation (CHRO).  On behalf …

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HerStory 3

In 2013, AIPP published ‘HerStory of Empowerment, Leadership and Justice’, off the back of the Empowering Indigenous Women in Traditional Customary Institutions project. In 2014, we proudly produced a second book-length collection of personal essays and stories of Indigenous Women change makers across Asia. Now, once again in 2016, we are publishing HerStory 3, with …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons …

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EMRIP9: Agenda 10 – Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for itsconsideration and approval

9th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples11 – 15 July 2016 Statement by Asia Indigenous Peoples CaucusPresented by: Rukka Sombolinggi Thank you Chair, On behalf of Asia Caucus, I would like to present the statement on Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval In …

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Voices of indigenous women human rights defenders from the Philippines

The non-recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to their ancestral lands in the Philippines remains to be their core problem. The laws and policies promulgated by the Philippine government, especially those that pertain to the use and ownership of lands, deprive the indigenous peoples the right to manage, own, control and utilise their territories and resources …

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Philippines: Indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia call for immediate end to continued killings and abuses of Lumads in Mindanao

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)Public Statement 20 October 2015 – More than seventy indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia are calling for an end to the continued killings of and other abuses against Lumads in Mindanao in their joint letter of appeal letter to President Benigno Aquino III after another Lumad leader was killed last September. …

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