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Indigenous women call on the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to recognise indigenous peoples' collective rights

“To address the specific situations faced by indigenous women, the collective rights of indigenous peoples must be recognized as part of protecting the individual rights of indigenous persons. Interpretation and application of human rights treaties concerned with individual rights, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), should happen with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

Recommendation made to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) by AIPP, NIWF and FPP

Las mujeres indígenas piden al Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación contra la Mujer que reconozca los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas

«Para abordar las situaciones concretas a las que se enfrentan las mujeres indígenas, los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas deben ser reconocidos como parte de la protección de los derechos individuales de los indígenas. A la hora de interpretar y aplicar los tratados de derechos humanos que cubren los derechos individuales, entre ellos la Convención sobre la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer (CEDAW), se debería tomar como referencia la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas».

Perempuan Adat menyerukan Komite Penghapusan Diskriminasi Terhadap Perempuan untuk mengakui hak-hak kolektif masyarakat adat

"Untuk menangani situasi-situasi khusus yang dihadapi oleh perempuan adat, hak-hak kolektif masyarakat adat harus diakui sebagai bagian dari tindakan untuk melindungi hak-hak individu masyarakat adat. Interpretasi dan penerapan perjanjian-perjanjian hak asasi manusia yang berkaitan dengan hak-hak individu, termasuk Konvensi Penghapusan Segala Bentuk Diskriminasi terhadap Perempuan (CEDAW), harus dilakukan dengan mengacu pada Deklarasi PBB tentang Hak-hak Masyarakat Adat "

Rekomendasi yang dibuat untuk Komite Penghapusan Diskriminasi terhadap Perempuan (Komite CEDAW) oleh AIPP, FPP dan NIWF

Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): The Land Rights of Rural Women. 31 October 2013

A formal submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to contribute to the elaboration of a General Recommendation on Rural Women under the Convention. The submission highlights the specific circumstances of indigenous women and the need to focus on achieving coherence between CEDAW and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

Nepal: Identity and equality is all that indigenous women want

Source: MyRepublica

The contours of “New Nepal” we all dream of cannot be shaped without appropriately addressing the concerns being raised by the indigenous women, who comprise half the female population. Traditionally, these women enjoyed greater degree of freedom and socioeconomic status than those from the so-called high caste Hindu groups such as Bahun, Chhetri, and Thakuri, who were restricted by pervasive patriarchy and religious orthodoxy. Unlike these women of the Indo-Aryan origin, the indigenous women were adept in handicrafts and other enterprises and freely participated in socio-cultural events. They faced no restriction during menstruation and were even free to choose their life partner and to remarry if they became single. They were also less affected by the dowry system.