FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

Indigenous Women of the Americas - Methodological and conceptual guidelines to confront situations of multiple discrimination

This document, presents guidelines for working with indigenous women, which were collectively created from experiences in Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. We hope that our efforts will contribute to the building of a detailed methodology to deal with discrimination against Indigenous Women both when bringing cases to justice and when conducting research.

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.