A formal submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to contribute to the elaboration of a General Recommendation on Rural Women under the Convention. The submission highlights the specific circumstances of indigenous women and the need to focus on achieving coherence between CEDAW and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
A shadow report to the 49th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), jointly submitted by the National Indigenous Women's Federation (NIWF), the Lawyers' Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).
Paragraphs 39-40 contain recommendations towards the rights of Batwa women.
Indigenous women have long been subject to multiple forms of discrimination. One form of recourse is The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – one of the six core international human rights instruments. A recent complaints procedure permits indigenous women, in certain countries, to complain about violations of their rights. This guide demonstrates how to gain redress.