Launch of toolkit on Indigenous women's rights in Africa

Bagyeli woman returning from the fields, Byyenguè, Cameroon, February 2010
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Centre pour l’environnement et le développement (CED)

Launch of toolkit on Indigenous women's rights in Africa

A new publication entitled “Indigenous women’s rights and the African human rights system: a toolkit on mechanisms” will be launched at the end of April 2011 during the session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia. The toolkit was elaborated in consultation with local, regional, and international partners who work with indigenous women and indigenous peoples’ organisations. It consists of a series of informative notes that review human rights standards pertaining to indigenous women in Africa and the different mechanisms available to promote and ensure the protection of these rights. The toolkit aims at providing NGOs and indigenous women's organisations in Africa with a helpful resource to guide their effective use of the various African human rights mechanisms. The toolkit will be made available online and the launch will be officiated by Commissioner Soyata Maïga, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa, who also contributed to the toolkit.

Please click here for a preview of two information notes from the toolkit:

Information note 1: The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Information note 3: The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa: A mechanism for promoting the rights of women throughout the African continent

Indigenous woman who attended a community sensitization visit by UOBDU on land rights and education, Kisoro, Uganda, 2010
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United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU)
Bagyeli woman, Kilombo, Cameroon, February 2010
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Centre pour l’environnement et le développement (CED)