‘The indigenous women’s voices and “her stories”, as an integral part of the women’s movement and indigenous peoples’ movement, remain faint. This reflects the overall conditions of indigenous women as relatively more marginalized, discriminated against and dis-empowered at all levels. It also illustrates the urgent need to strengthen indigenous women’s organizations and institutions, as well as their leadership and effective participation, in all matters that concern them as women and as indigenous peoples.’ Joan Carling, Secretary General, AIPP.
As multiple international agencies adopt and update their social and environmental policies, this special edition Forest Peoples Programme E-Newsletter reviews experiences of communities and civil society with the safeguard policies of various international financial institutions.
Public statement by Amnesty International
(See July NGO submission to CERD in related reports)Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
Submission by by the United NGOs Mission Manipur (a network of 235 indigenous peoples' organisations from North East India) and Forest Peoples Programme
submitted to the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences by United NGOs Mission Manipur, Women Action for Development (Manipur) and Forest Peoples Programme
concerning the situation of indigenous peoples in North East India that request urgent action measuresSubmission by the United NGOs Mission Manipur and Forest Peoples Programme
Submitted to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorismSubmission by United NGOs Mission - Manipur (a network of 103 indigenous peoples' organisations) and the Forest Peoples Programme
Follow-up report on the situation in North East India, requesting that CERD consider the situation under its early warning and urgent action procedure - see original submission to CERD, below(Also see original submission to CERD, below, CERD's Concluding Observations of March 2007, and further Follow-up report, June 2008)
Mines and steel plants to deplace thousands and deforest extensive legally protected areas
A case study for the Extractive Industries Review. Prepared for the International Workshop on Indigenous Peoples, the Extractive Industries and the World Bank