Pratima Gurung has been strong in advocating for the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities, not only in Nepal but also across the world. On the occasion of the international disability day, she calls for more attention and recognition to the role and contribution of indigenous persons with disabilities, particularly indigenous women.
Jamuna Tamang, an indigenous woman with disability speaking about the layers of discrimination faced by indigenous women, as women, as persons with disabilities and as indigenous. She emphasizes the importance of capacity strengthening for indigenous women with disabilities and prioritization to deal with their issues and concerns to help them overcoming the barriers they are facing.
Su Hsin, an indigenous women human rights defender of the Papora Indigenous Development Association from Taiwan speaking about initiative of Papora indigenous group to combat climate change and how the community survived land slide, flood and other natural disasters caused by climate change affecting their territory and sacred sites. She calls for solidarity of all the peoples across the world to help secure land rights and to create sustainable environment.
Betty Belen: Message from an Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders from Philippines #LandRightsNow #16Daysofaction
In this video, Betty Belen of Innabuyog-Gabriela* from Lubuagan, Kalinga, Cordillera Region, who is part of the indigenous peoples movement against the geothermal project of Chevron, explains about how the influx of various extractive industries into indigenous peoples’ territories can have negative impacts on indigenous women, their livelihoods and their traditional way of life. The indigenous women human rights defenders in the Philippines have been at the forefront of the struggle for recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights and protection of their ancestral lands. *Innabuyog- Gabriela is the alliance of indigenous women’s organization in the Cordillera.
Messages from An Indigenous Women Human Rights Defender from Bangladesh #LandRightsNow #16Daysofaction
My name is Purba Chakma. I am from Khagrachari district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh). I think the main issue of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is the land issue. Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts are constantly facing this. Due to implementation of the Kaptai Hydroelectric Power Project on the Karnaphuli River in 1960, thousands of Hill Peoples were displaced from their ancestral lands. Moreover, during the General Zia and General Ershad’s regime, plain land Bengalis were brought to the CHT with false promises under a state-initiated program. As a result, the settler Bengalis grabbed the lands ...
SAVE THE DATE! Come and join us at the Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival 2017! 5 – 6 August in Shah Alam Botanical Garden, Selangor. AIPP Secretary General, Mr. Gam Awungshi Shimray, will be present during the opening of the event. We also have indigenous cultural performers from Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh and Taiwan who will participate in the festival to promote their cultures and support the #LandRightsNow campaign. Don’t miss it! Click here to download poster.
This animation video, titled “Leave No One Behind – SDGs and Indigenous Peoples”, aims to introduce what is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for indigenous peoples. In the video, you will also find some of the demands of indigenous peoples across the world to make the 2030 Agenda slogan “Leave No One Behind” a reality and what IPs can contribute to ensure that the Goals are achieved without indigenous peoples being left behind. The video is produced by AIPP in partnership with the Digital Mixes and was launched during AIPP 7th General Assembly in September 2016. Watch here the Bengali translation of the ...
The story of Pipoy and Bandam: The aspirations of Lumad children for a free and Lumad-relevant education
This documentary presents the experiences of Lumad children living in communities that are under attack due to resistance against militarization and resource extraction activities such as foreign large-scale mining, plantation and the like. Pipoy and Bandam represent the aspirations of Lumad children whose dreams include acquiring a free and Lumad-relevant education that is constantly put on hold by the ongoing attacks against their school, their teachers, and the whole community.