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.

Les femmes autochtones des Amériques luttent contre la discrimination

Des organisations autochtones et des droits humains des Amériques travaillent de concert pour élaborer une méthode spécifique d’étude, de documentation et de lutte à appliquer aux affaires des femmes autochtones défendues dans le système de justice. Les organisations participantes sont notamment ONIC - l’Organisation nationale autochtone de Colombie, COAJ – le Conseil des organisations autochtones de Jujuy (Argentine), SER - Services du peuple mixe (Mexique), QNW – Femmes autochtones du Québec (Canada), et AJDH, Avocats pour la justice et les droits humains (Mexique). Ce travail est conduit dans le cadre d’un projet intitulé Discrimination fondée sur l’ethnie et le genre dans les Amériques : le cas des femmes autochtones.