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Nepali Indigenous groups laud Supreme Court verdict on Constitutional Assembly nominations

Kamal Pariyar

KATHMANDU, May 13: Indigenous communities have lauded the Supreme Court´s (SC) recent order on filling the 26 vacant CA seats with representatives of indigenous communities that have not been represented in the CA. They have expressed hope that the implementation of the decision would make the new Constituent Assembly (CA) to be more inclusive. Of the total CA seats, 575 have already been filled, with only 23 of the total 59 scheduled indigenous communities represented at present.

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?

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). 

Soumissions et rapports récents

1. Destruction at Dawn: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Nepal (Destruction à l’aube : Les droits des peuples autochtones dans la République du Népal)

Un rapport détaillé concernant le développement du projet d’énergie hydraulique Arun III et les défis que ce projet et d’autres projets similaires posent pour les engagements en faveur de la protection des droits et des intérêts des peuples autochtones du gouvernement népalais (LAHURNIP, NGO-FONIN et FPP). 

Laporan dan masukan terbaru

1. Kehancuran di Pagi Buta: Hak-Hak Masyarakat Adat di Republik Nepal (Destruction at Dawn: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Republic of Nepal)

Sebuah laporan mendalam terkait  pembangunan proyek pembangkit listrik tenaga air Arun III dan tantangan-tantangannya, serta proyek lain yang serupa, mempertanyakan komitmen pemerintah Nepal untuk melindungi hak-hak dan kepentingan-kepentingan masyarakat adat (LAHURNIP, NGO-FONIN dan FPP). 

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.