Commissioner Soyata Maiga, Special Rapporteur on Women's Rights in Africa, heard directly from indigenous women about the difficulties that they and their communities face, at a special event held at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
La Commissaire Soyata Maiga, Rapporteuse spéciale sur les droits des femmes en Afrique, a entendu directement des femmes autochtones les difficultés auxquelles celles-ci et leurs communautés doivent faire face, lors d'un événement spécial organisé à la Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples.
The opening ceremony of the 44th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights took place yesterday in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Attending the ceremony were 10 indigenous and civil society delegates from Central Africa, supported by Forest Peoples Programme. The delegates are taking the opportunity of the Session to directly inform the Commission of the issues facing indigenous peoples in their home countries.
Nadine Mballa, CED, Cameroon
Why have you decided to attend the African Commission? I came here because FPP gave me the opportunity. I am working on the indigenous issue and the African Commission allows NGO representatives to speak on human rights issues. I am here to try to bring awareness of violations of indigenous peoples' rights in my country.
Nadine Mballa, CED, Cameroun
(Avec autorisation de la Commission d'intervenir sous l'ombrelle de Forest Peoples Programme - ONG partenaire avec le statut d'observateur)
Madame la Présidente, Honorables Commissaires, mesdames et messieurs.
Report by the Government of Uganda to the African Comission on Human and Peoples' rights presented at the 44th ordinary session Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, November 10th - 24th 2008
Presented at the 44th Ordinary Session Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria 10-24 November 2008. Read the report in English here.
Forest peoples and indigenous women speak out at the 44th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights - Nigeria
Des peuples des forêts et des femmes autochtones prennent la parole à la 44ème Session ordinaire de la Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples - Nigéria
Embargoed for 11.30 am local time Barcelona on Tuesday 7th October 2008
Training guide providing an overview of the African system for the promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights, as developed under the umbrella of the African Union. A reference tool for indigenous peoples seeking to defend their rights in Africa
Part of FPP's series on Forest Peoples and Protected Areas focusing on Uganda Eight country studies and a synthesis report review the progress of the application of indigenous peoples’ rights with regards to protected areas since 2003.
The dispossession of indigenous land rights in the DRC: A history and future prospects
Part of FPP's series on:Land rights and the forest peoples of Africa - Historical, legal and anthropological perspectivesA series of five country studies, plus a broad overview, examining indigenous peoples' land rights in the forested countries of Africa.
Focusing on the Ogiek and local communities living in the area around Mt Elgon National Park. This brief report is part of FPP's series on Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas
An academic study of the 'fundamentally flawed' 2006 Environmental Impact Assessment of the planned Gibe III hydroelectric project in Ethiopia's Lower Omo River Basin suggests that Ethiopian institutions have made 'no effort to prevent or address the looming crisis' that the dam poses to the basin's 200,000 indigenous peopleAfrica Resources Working Group