On the day that the UK Supreme Court rules on whether 1,800 Zambian villagers can continue their claim against mining giant Vedanta, Forest Peoples Programme joins more than 20 organisations to launch call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linke
As a human rights organisation, gender justice is a fundamental principle of our work, and we have long been conscious of, and sought to address, the barriers to effective participation in decision-making by women. This blog summarises some of the experiences and learnings from our fieldwork in the Congo Basin over the past 5 years, on how to improve women’s effective participation at the community level.
“Indigenous peoples and local communities embody humanity’s creative intelligence and wisdom in our care and love for Mother Earth.
From the Arctic North, to the Pacific Island South, to the Tropical Forests of Latin America, Local Biodiversity Outlooks online highlights how indigenous peoples and local communities are rising to the challenge to counter the effects of some of the most pressin
The indigenous women of Cameroon’s forests made their presence felt in a parade celebrating the 33rd edition of International Women’s Day through strong advocacy messages concerning their rights.
Las mujeres indígenas de los bosques de Camerún hicieron sentir su presencia en un desfile para celebrar la 33ª edición del Día Internacional de la Mujer a través de fuertes mensajes de defensa de sus derechos.
Les femmes autochtones des forêts du Cameroun ont marqué leur présence lors du défilé de la 33eme édition de la journée internationale de la femme à travers les messages de plaidoyer forts concernant leurs droits.
Report from the Project’s Global Monitoring & Evaluation Meeting 9-11 February 2017 in Pekanbaru, Indonesia.
More than 22 times now, our community has been forcefully evicted from our ancestral land in Embobut forest, Cherangany Hills, by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), a government agency that is supposed to be responsible for the protection of forests in the country.
Más de veintidós veces nuestra comunidad ha sido desalojada forzosamente de nuestra tierra ancestral en el bosque de Embobut, en las colinas de Cherangany, por el Servicio Forestal de Kenia (KFS, por sus siglas en inglés), una agencia del Gobierno que se supone que es responsable de la protección de lo
Notre communauté a été expulsée de force de notre terre ancestrale de la forêt d’Embobut, les collines de Cherangany, plus de 22 fois maintenant par les Services de Forêt Kenyan (Ken
On International Women’s Day 2017, indigenous Baka and Bagyeli women in the rainforest of southern Cameroon are facing up to threats to their lands, livelihoods and forests. Equipped with smartphone apps, women are learning how to monitor the issues that affect their lives the most.
Pour la Journée Internationale de la Femme 2017, les femmes autochtones Baka et Bagyeli de la forêt tropicale du sud du Cameroun se sont exprimées au sujet des menaces qui entourent les terres, les villages et les forêts où elles vivent.
As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence come to a close today, FPP reflects on the actions needed now to concretely and effectively address the role and position of women fighting for the collective rights of their peoples. In this context we are pleased to present a follow-up new report on the International Workshop on Indigenous Women’s Rights, Land and Resources.
Milka Chepkorir Kuto is a human rights activist and member of the Sengwer indigenous people, who live in the the Embobut and Kabolet Forest, Kenya. For the last three years, Milka has been focusing on indigenous women and their role in defending land rights. In occasion of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we have spoken to Milka about her work and the importance of including women in the struggle to retain ownership and control over their lands.
Arnobia Moreno lives in the indigenous Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, one of the oldest colonial reserves in Colombia. Over the years she has played a key role in involving women in the protection and conservation of their traditional land. As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Arnobia told us about the importance of the Collective of Indigenous Women, which she helped creating, and her work to obtain the restitution of the original territory of the indigenous communities living in the Resguardo.
A wide-ranging discussion on the rights of indigenous women in Africa was held last Sunday at the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples Rights. The panel, organised by the Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations, looked at different aspects, including access to services, barriers to participation in decision-making and harmful traditional practices.