Interview with Arnobia Moreno on women and indigenous land rights in Colombia

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. 

Toolkit on the Inter-American human rights system for indigenous women

In order for the Inter-American human rights system to adequately recognise, protect and fulfil the human rights of indigenous women, it is necessary for indigenous women to engage with the system, to make their voices heard and to tell their stories with all their complexities. This toolkit, which contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American system, is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the system effectively.

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.

Mujeres indígenas de las Américas: Luchar contra la discriminación

Organizaciones indígenas y de derechos humanos como son la Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia (ONIC), el Consejo de Organizaciones Aborígenes de Jujuy (COAJ), Servicios del Pueblo Mixe (SER), Femmes autochtones du Québec (FAQ) y Abogadas y Abogados para la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos (AJDH) trabajan juntas para desarrollar una metodología específica para investigar, documentar y litigar los casos de mujeres indígenas en el marco de un proyecto llamado Discriminación étnica y de género en las Américas: el caso de las mujeres indígenas (el Proyecto).

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.

Próxima publicación del FPP: Guía sobre los derechos de las mujeres indígenas y el sistema interamericano de derechos humanos

En esta próxima publicación los mecanismos del sistema interamericano de derechos humanos serán examinados a través del prisma de los derechos de las mujeres indígenas. El Forest Peoples Programme y sus socios mantuvieron una reunión para elaborar la guía en abril de 2011 y tienen previsto realizar sesiones de capacitación con organizaciones de mujeres indígenas con el fin de probar y continuar mejorando los materiales de capacitación antes de que sean publicados más adelante este mismo año.