Indigenous woman representatives attend the CSW58 as a part of global indigenous leaders

Kapeeng Foundation

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. Each year, thousands of civil society activists, representatives of member states, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session, this year with the priority theme being “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”.

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).

Les femmes autochtones des Amériques luttent contre la discrimination

Des organisations autochtones et des droits humains des Amériques travaillent de concert pour élaborer une méthode spécifique d’étude, de documentation et de lutte à appliquer aux affaires des femmes autochtones défendues dans le système de justice. Les organisations participantes sont notamment ONIC - l’Organisation nationale autochtone de Colombie, COAJ – le Conseil des organisations autochtones de Jujuy (Argentine), SER - Services du peuple mixe (Mexique), QNW – Femmes autochtones du Québec (Canada), et AJDH, Avocats pour la justice et les droits humains (Mexique). Ce travail est conduit dans le cadre d’un projet intitulé Discrimination fondée sur l’ethnie et le genre dans les Amériques : le cas des femmes autochtones.

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.

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) New Publication: HerStory of Empowerment, Leadership and Justice

‘The indigenous women’s voices and “her stories”, as an integral part of the women’s movement and indigenous peoples’ movement, remain faint. This reflects the overall conditions of indigenous women as relatively more marginalized, discriminated against and dis-empowered at all levels. It also illustrates the urgent need to strengthen indigenous women’s organizations and institutions, as well as their leadership and effective participation, in all matters that concern them as women and as indigenous peoples.’ Joan Carling, Secretary General, AIPP.