Batwa indigenous people gain more skills in gender

A gender workshop organised in Kisoro, south-western Uganda, from the 19-21 November 2012 that aimed to initiate indigenous people in general aspects of gender, has ended successfully.

The workshop was facilitated by the United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU) and Forest Peoples Programme and hosted fifty Batwa men and women from the districts of Kanungu, Mbarara, Kabale and Kisoro. Youngsters aged 14 - 20 also attended the workshop.

El pueblo indígena de los Batwa recibe formación sobre cuestiones de género

Un taller sobre cuestiones de género fue organizado en Kisoro, en el sudoeste de Uganda, entre el 19 y el 21 de noviembre de 2012, con el objetivo de iniciar al pueblo indígena en los aspectos generales sobre el género.  El taller concluyó con éxito.

El taller estaba organizado por la United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda o UOBDU (Organización Unida para el Desarrollo de los Batwa) y el Forest Peoples Programme o FPP (Programa para los pueblos de los Bosques), y en él participaron cincuenta hombres y mujeres Batwa de los distritos de Kanungu, Mbarara, Kabale y Kisoro. También asistieron al taller jóvenes de edades comprendidas entre los 14 y los 20 años. 

FPP E-Newsletter December 2012 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The importance of ensuring respect for the rights of forest peoples’ to control their forests, lands and livelihoods, becomes ever clearer and yet more contested. As the articles in this edition of our newsletter starkly reveal, land and resource grabs are not just being imposed by commercial developers but are being actively promoted by governments, whose principle responsibility should be to protect the rights of citizens. Yet these same impositions are also being resisted, sometimes at great personal cost, by local communities and indigenous peoples.