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Venezuela: Ye’kwana and Sanema of the Caura have again appealed to the Government to halt abuse of their rights by the armed forces

A delegation of indigenous representatives presented a petition to the Venezuela Government’s Ministry of Public Affairs to denounce the continuing of abuse of their rights by the armed forces who have been actively involved in illegal gold-mining on the indigenous peoples’ lands. They note that the commander of the local brigade, who along with several other members of his unit burned down two Ye’kwana houses in February and had then been detained by the Ye’kwana before being handed over to the authorities [who promised to investigate], remains in command of his brigade.

Indigenous peoples of Putumayo say no to mining in their territories

March 2015

Twelve indigenous peoples inhabit the Putumayo region in Colombia. In the last few years, they have tried to be heard through constant demonstrations to say ‘no’ to mining and megaprojects in ancestral territories! They demonstrated once again last Friday the 13 of March in Bogotá through colourful actions, which back in the in the Sibundoy Valley of the Upper Putumayo they call “cultural marches and sit-ins”.  The cultural protest in Bogotá took place at the entrance of the Ministry of the Interior. 

Pueblos indígenas del Putumayo dicen ¡No a la minería! en sus territorios

En el Putumayo habitan doce (12) pueblos indígenas, éstos pueblos en los últimos años a través de constantes manifestaciones han alzado su voz para decir ¡no a la minería y a los megaproyectos en los territorios ancestrales!, así lo manifestaron una vez más el pasado viernes 13 de mayo, en las participativas y coloridas movilizaciones denominadas por ellos como “caminatas y plantones culturales”, realizadas en el Valle del Sibundoy – Putumayo, en Bogotá también se realizó un plantón cultural en la entrada del Ministerio del Interior.

Toolkit on the Inter-American human rights system for indigenous women

In order for the Inter-American human rights system to adequately recognise, protect and fulfil the human rights of indigenous women, it is necessary for indigenous women to engage with the system, to make their voices heard and to tell their stories with all their complexities. This toolkit, which contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American system, is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the system effectively.

Toolkit on Indigenous women's rights in Africa

Forest Peoples Programme has created this toolkit to help indigenous women in Africa to better understand the African human rights system and how to use it effectively to secure their rights.

Trousse d'information sur les droits des femmes autochtones

Forest Peoples Programme a développé cette trousse d'information pour afin d'aider les femmes autochtones d'Afrique à mieux comprendre le système africain des droits de l'homme et des peuples et les façons de s'impliquer auprès de ses mécanismes pour assurer une meilleure protection de leurs droits. 

Sengwer ask: "How can you ask for constructive dialogue, while you are destroying our homes?"

The burnings of Sengwer homes by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) resumed last week while at the same time, the Sengwer are expected to sit down tomorrow to discuss constructive ways forward with the same Government whose agencies burn their homes. This is intolerable to the Sengwer who are calling for an urgent meeting today with the organisers of tomorrow's International Colloquium - the World Bank and the Government of Kenya - so that such harassment can be stopped permanently before the talks begin.