Indigenous women of the Americas fighting against discrimination

Indigenous and human rights organisations from across the Americas are working together to develop a specific methodology for investigating, documenting and fighting indigenous women's cases through the justice system. The organisations involved include ONIC, the National Indigenous Organisation of Colombia; COAJ, the Board of Indigenous Organisations of Jujuy (Argentina); SER, Mixe People's Services (Mexico); QNW, Quebec Native Women (Canada); and AJDH, Lawyers for Justice and Human Rights (Mexico). This work is being carried out within the framework of a project called Ethnic and gender-based discrimination in the Americas: the case of indigenous women.

Perempuan Adat di Amerika melawan diskriminasi

Organisasi hak-hak asasi manusia dan hak adat dari seluruh Amerika tengah bekerja sama untuk mengembangkan sebuah metodologi khusus untuk menyelidiki, mendokumentasikan dan memperjuangkan kasus-kasus perempuan adat melalui sistem peradilan. Organisasi-organisasi yang terlibat mencakup ONIC, Organisasi Adat Nasional Kolombia; COAJ, Dewan Organisasi Adat Jujuy (Argentina); SER, Layanan Masyarakat Mixe (Meksiko); QNW, Perempuan Adat Quebec (Kanada); dan AJDH, Pengacara untuk Keadilan dan Hak Asasi Manusia (Meksiko). Kerja ini tengah dilakukan dalam kerangka sebuah proyek yang disebut Diskriminasi berbasis etnis dan gender di Amerika: kasus perempuan adat.

Upcoming FPP Publication: Toolkit on Indigenous women’s rights and the Inter-American Human Rights System

The Inter-American human rights system mechanisms will be looked at through the lens of indigenous women's rights in this upcoming publication. Partners held a meeting to develop the toolkit with Forest Peoples Programme in April 2011 and are planning to hold trial training sessions with indigenous women's organisations to test and further improve the training materials before their final publication later in the year.