Recursos

How the Women of Indonesia Rose up Against Land Grabbing

Land conflicts impact both indigenous men and women, but the burden often falls disproportionately on the latter. As food producers, knowledge holders, caretakers, healers, and keepers of culture, loss of access to valuable natural resources means a loss of self-reliance for the women, causing not only physical displacement but also economic and social difficulties.

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.

Mining the Womb of the Earth: Struggles of Indigenous Women against destructive mining

This publication, published by AIPP, is a collection of stories of struggle of some indigenous women in Asia who directly face the negative impacts of mining. This publication is part of the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network (IPHRD Net) efforts to inform actors and stakeholders of the efforts of indigenous women and their communities to address violations of their rights, particularly their collective rights as indigenous peoples. The IPHRD Net is supported by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).

Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): The Land Rights of Rural Women. 31 October 2013

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. 

Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls: A Complex Phenomenon

This briefing note, published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme, is intended to develop discussion and thought about the complexity of the challenges of violence against indigenous women and girls. Work being done by indigenous women’s organisations in Asia and around the world has increasingly drawn attention to the need for specific analysis and understanding to be established of the nature and forms of such violence. This note also intends to shed light on the need to respect rights in totality, to simultaneously respect and protect the individual and collective rights of indigenous women.

Violencia contra las mujeres y niñas indígenas: Un fenómeno complejo

Esta nota informativa, publicada por el Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact o AIPP (Pacto de Pueblos Indígenas de Asia) y el Forest Peoples Programme tiene la finalidad de fomentar el debate y la reflexión sobre la complejidad de los retos que plantea la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas indígenas. La labor de las organizaciones de mujeres indígenas tanto de Asia como del resto del mundo está llamando crecientemente la atención sobre la necesidad de realizar un análisis específico de este tipo de violencia para poder comprender con precisión su naturaleza y sus formas. Esta nota también tiene la finalidad de aclarar la necesidad de respetar los derechos en su totalidad, para respetar y proteger simultáneamente los derechos individuales y colectivos de las mujeres indígenas.

Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls: A Complex Phenomenon (La violence à l’égard des femmes et des filles autochtones : un phénomène complexe)

Cette note d’information, publiée par le Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) et le Forest Peoples Programme, a pour objectif de promouvoir le débat et la réflexion sur la complexité des défis liés à la violence à l’égard des femmes et des filles autochtones. Le travail des organisations de femmes autochtones d’Asie et du monde entier se concentre de plus en plus sur la nécessité d’effectuer une analyse spécifique pour mieux comprendre la nature et les formes de cette violence. Cette note entend par ailleurs mettre l’accent sur la nécessité de se conformer aux droits dans leur totalité, pour respecter et protéger en même temps les droits individuels et collectifs des femmes autochtones.

Kekerasan Terhadap Perempuan Adat, Baik Tua dan Muda: Sebuah fenomena yang kompleks

Paparan teknis (briefing note) ini, diterbitkan oleh Pakta Masyarakat Adat Asia [Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)] dan Forest Peoples Programme dimaksudkan untuk membangun diskusi dan pemikiran tentang kompleksitas tantangan-tantangan kekerasan terhadap perempuan adat tua dan muda.  Kerja-kerja yang tengah dilakukan oleh organisasi-organisasi perempuan adat di Asia dan di seluruh dunia telah semakin menarik perhatian pada kebutuhan akan adanya analisis spesifik dan pemahaman tentang sifat dan bentuk kekerasan tersebut. Catatan ini juga bermaksud untuk menjelaskan kebutuhan untuk menghormati hak-hak secara totalitas, untuk menghormati sekaligus melindungi hak-hak individu dan kolektif perempuan adat.

Nepal: Identity and equality is all that indigenous women want

Source: MyRepublica

The contours of “New Nepal” we all dream of cannot be shaped without appropriately addressing the concerns being raised by the indigenous women, who comprise half the female population. Traditionally, these women enjoyed greater degree of freedom and socioeconomic status than those from the so-called high caste Hindu groups such as Bahun, Chhetri, and Thakuri, who were restricted by pervasive patriarchy and religious orthodoxy. Unlike these women of the Indo-Aryan origin, the indigenous women were adept in handicrafts and other enterprises and freely participated in socio-cultural events. They faced no restriction during menstruation and were even free to choose their life partner and to remarry if they became single. They were also less affected by the dowry system.

Recent reports and submissions

1. Destruction at Dawn: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Republic of Nepal

An in-depth report into the development of the Arun III hydropower project and the challenges it, and projects like it, pose to the Nepali government commitments to protect the rights and interests of indigenous peoples (LAHURNIP, NGO-FONIN and FPP). 

Informes y presentaciones recientes

1. Destrucción al amanecer: Los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en la República de Nepal (Destruction at Dawn: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Republic of Nepal)

Un informe detallado sobre el desarrollo del proyecto de energía hidroeléctrica Arun III y las amenazas que este proyecto y otros similares suponen para el compromiso del gobierno nepalí de proteger los derechos e intereses de los pueblos indígenas (LAHURNIP, NGO-FONIN y FPP).