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).