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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).

Indigenous women call on the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to recognise indigenous peoples' collective rights

“To address the specific situations faced by indigenous women, the collective rights of indigenous peoples must be recognized as part of protecting the individual rights of indigenous persons. Interpretation and application of human rights treaties concerned with individual rights, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), should happen with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

Recommendation made to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) by AIPP, NIWF and FPP

Las mujeres indígenas piden al Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación contra la Mujer que reconozca los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas

«Para abordar las situaciones concretas a las que se enfrentan las mujeres indígenas, los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas deben ser reconocidos como parte de la protección de los derechos individuales de los indígenas. A la hora de interpretar y aplicar los tratados de derechos humanos que cubren los derechos individuales, entre ellos la Convención sobre la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer (CEDAW), se debería tomar como referencia la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas».

Lima Declaration of The World Conference of Indigenous Women, October 2013

We, Indigenous women from the seven sociocultural regions of the world, met at the World Conference of Indigenous Women, ‘Progress and Challenges Regarding the Future We Want’ in Lima, Peru, from October 28th to the 30th of 2013. Our gathering included elders and youth, urban and rural, knowledge holders and healers, activists and artists.

Declaración de Lima de la Conferencia Global de Mujeres Indígenas, octubre 2013

¡Mujeres Indígenas Hacia la Visibilidad e Inclusión!

Nosotras, las mujeres indígenas de las siete regiones socioculturales del mundo, nos reunimos en la Conferencia Global de Mujeres Indígenas, "Avances y Desafíos Frente al Futuro que Queremos" en Lima, Perú, del 28 octubre al 30 de 2013. Nuestro encuentro incluyó a sabias mayores y jóvenes, mujeres urbanas y rurales, portadoras de los conocimientos tradicionales como sanadoras, activistas y artistas. 

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. 

Animation produced by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on Indigenous Women's Rights

We live in a time when public opinion is demanding a fairer and more equitable planet. There is no more important element to address this than the equality of men and women. This 4-minute animation video, produced by AIPP, outlines the recommendations from CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) and UNDRIP (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) particularly on indigenous women that guide and help us to move in this direction.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women must pay special attention to the vulnerable situation of indigenous women in the DRC

Fifteen organisations working with indigenous women, including Forest Peoples Programme, have joined forces to emphasise the injustice and multiple forms of discrimination suffered by indigenous women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). States are required to submit reports to the Committee every four years, describing legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures they have adopted to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention). The DRC’s report will be examined by the Committee on 11 July 2013 in the presence of a delegation of Congolese government representatives. The proceedings can be watched live online at: http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

El Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación contra la Mujer debe prestar especial atención a la situación vulnerable de las mujeres indígenas en la RDC

Quince organizaciones que trabajan con mujeres indígenas, incluido el Forest Peoples Programme, se han aliado para resaltar la injusticia y las múltiples formas de discriminación que sufren las mujeres indígenas de la República Democrática del Congo (RDC) ante el Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación contra la Mujer (el Comité). De acuerdo con el procedimiento del Comité para examinar los informes periódicos que los Estados partes están obligados a presentar cada cuatro años, en los que los Estados describen las medidas legislativas, judiciales, administrativas y de otro tipo que han adoptado para aplicar las disposiciones de la Convención sobre la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer (la Convención), el Comité estudiará el informe de la RDC con fecha del 11 de julio de 2013 en presencia de una delegación de representantes del gobierno congoleño. Esta reunión y sus procedimientos pueden verse en vivo en línea en el sitio internet: http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/

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.

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.

Declaration by indigenous women at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

FIFTY SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMENFrom 4 to 15 March 2013, United Nations, New York

Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Beijing, the Beijing Declaration of Indigenous Women, the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and declarations adopted by the Commission during the tenth and fifteenth anniversaries of the Fourth World Women,