Recursos

FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

FPP E-Newsletter December 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

What are the prospects for securing the land rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and women in the foreseeable future?

Significantly, the report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, under Goal 1 to “End Poverty”, sets a target to “Increase by x% the share of women and men, communities, and businesses with secure rights to land, property, and other assets”.

E-Boletín FPP Diciembre 2013 (PDF Version)

Queridos amigos:

¿Qué perspectivas hay de proteger los derechos territoriales de los pueblos indígenas, las comunidades locales y las mujeres en un futuro cercano?

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. 

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.

FPP E-Newsletter December 2012 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The importance of ensuring respect for the rights of forest peoples’ to control their forests, lands and livelihoods, becomes ever clearer and yet more contested. As the articles in this edition of our newsletter starkly reveal, land and resource grabs are not just being imposed by commercial developers but are being actively promoted by governments, whose principle responsibility should be to protect the rights of citizens. Yet these same impositions are also being resisted, sometimes at great personal cost, by local communities and indigenous peoples.

Indigenous women raise their voices at CEDAW

In July, the 49th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) met in New York. Indigenous women in Nepal, under the umbrella of the Nepal Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF), attended the session for the first time to defend and explain the findings that they had presented to the Committee in their Shadow Report. 

The report was supported also by the Lawyer’s Association for the Human Rights of Nepal’s Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) and by the Forest Peoples Programme, and represented the first national level, self-researched and written, report on the status of indigenous women in the newly emerging Nepalese republic.

Las mujeres indígenas alzaron sus voces en la CEDAW

El 49. º período de sesiones del Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación contra la Mujer (CEDAW por sus siglas en inglés) se celebró en julio en Nueva York. Las mujeres indígenas de Nepal, representadas por la Federación de Mujeres Indígenas de Nepal (NIWF), asistieron por primera vez a estas reuniones para defender y explicar las conclusiones que habían presentado al Comité en su informe paralelo. 

Dicho informe también fue respaldado por la Asociación de Abogados para los Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos Indígenas de Nepal (LAHURNIP) y por el Forest Peoples Programme (Programa para los Pueblos de los Bosques), y fue el primer informe de ámbito nacional redactado por las propias mujeres y basado en una investigación realizada por ellas mismas sobre la situación de las mujeres indígenas en la recientemente creada república nepalesa.

Les femmes autochtones font entendre leurs voix auprès du CEDAW

En juillet dernier, la 49e session du Comité pour l’élimination de la discrimination à l’égard des femmes (CEDAW) s’est tenue à New York. Les femmes autochtones du Népal, sous l’égide de la Fédération des femmes autochtones du Népal (NIWF), ont participé pour la première fois à cette session afin de défendre et d’expliquer les résultats présentés au Comité dans leur rapport alternatif. 

Le rapport était également soutenu par la Lawyer’s Association for the Human Rights of Nepal’s Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) et par le Forest Peoples Programme, et constituait le premier rapport national fondé sur des recherches et une élaboration autonomes concernant le statut des femmes autochtones dans la nouvelle république émergente du Népal.

The Rights of Indigenous Women in Nepal

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).