Minorities and Indigenous Women

 

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Iraqi Yazidi woman MP awarded Anna Politkovskaya prize
raqi legislator Vian Dakhil on Monday received the Anna Politkovskaya prize for her denunciation of the jihadist group Islamic State over its brutal treatment of Yazidi women.   The award -- handed out by London-based organisation RAW in WAR to...
Indigenous Women Leaders
Friday, September 26, 2014
The participation of indigenous women in the United Nations General Assembly
By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones              The participation of indigenous women in their societies over the last years, especially in the Latin America has been continually increasing. This achievement is the result of the efforts of...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The participation of indigenous women in the United Nations General Assembly
By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones              The participation of indigenous women in their societies over the last years, especially in the Latin America has been continually increasing. This achievement is the result of the efforts of...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Outcome Document for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
The first ever indigenous peoples world conference concludes with a focus on climate.The Outcome Document also focuses on the rights of indigenous women and addressed the problem of violence against women, which he said “must be at the top of the...
Parliamentarians Handbook on Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Handbook for Parliamentarians: Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
There are approximately 370 million indigenous peoples in some 90 countries throughout all regions of the world. While they constitute 5 per cent of the world’s population, they make up 15 per cent of the world’s disadvantaged. Of the 7,000 ...
Pueblos Indigenas
Sunday, September 21, 2014
World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Youth 2014
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main deliberative organ policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, is integrated by 193 Member States. The General Assembly meets in regular session each year from September to...
Yanar Mohammed
Monday, September 15, 2014
Yanar Mohammed
Interview by Lucile Huguet.  You were in Canada, in 2003, and yet you decided to go back to Iraq to create the organization, can you comment on that?             Yes, I came back to Bagdad where I met other women with whom I decided to create the...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar
Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars. The former political prisoner is now working to end the persecution faced by her people, the stateless Rohingya...
Zapotec Woman
Sunday, August 17, 2014
As Men Emigrate, Indigenous Women Gain Political Opportunities and Obligations in Mexico
Photo-Santiago Navarro F. The emigration of men to the United States threatens indigenous systems of governance in Mexico. When men leave, the weight of activities in small towns falls on women, but despite this women are still fighting for space in...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh
The Tibetan Women's Association and its global network of regional chapters said they have successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14,...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Farida Jalalzai
Dr. Farida Jalalzai is an Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Jalalzai's research analyzes the representation and behavior of women and minorities in politics and the role of gender in the...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Making the invisible visible, Mexico
When Marcelina Bautista Bautista left her indigenous Mixtec community in Nochtixtlan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, at the age of 14 with only a primary school education and no knowledge of Spanish, she didn’t dream that one day she would end up...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
She builds bridges, schools and delivers results, India
Mother of three children and a home-maker for more than a decade, few in her sleepy village would have imagined that she would be planning bridges and schools today.  But that is Vandana Bahadur Maida’s life in Khankhandvi, in the populous state of...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
State recognizes rights of indigenous peoples
June 12, 2014 became a landmark date in the history of El Salvador and marked a victory for Betty Pérez, coordinator of the Salvadoran National Indigenous Coordinating Council (CCNIS). The indigenous community of this Central American country...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Diversity in parliaments: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous people
Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 35 parliamentarians between March and November 2009. Interviews were designed to gather data on (a) the ways in which members of minority and indigenous groups become parliamentarians, (b) the...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The representation of minorities and indigenous people in parliament: a global overview
The Global overview contains an analysis of responses to a questionnaire sent to all national parliaments in 2009. The aim of the survey was to gain a better understanding of the nature of parliamentary inclusion of minorities and indigenous peoples...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The hidden minorities: Representing ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples in Cambodia
Following a century of conflict, Cambodia has tried to forge a new democratic path. Multiparty elections have been held regularly since 1993, and the two chambers of the parliament—the National Assembly and the Senate—have established their own...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Margarita Alonzo
Interview with Margarita Alonzo, 2014 NDI Andi Parhamovich Fellow. Each year, the fellowship brings to Washington, D.C., a young woman—selected from NDI local staff or partner organizations in one of 65 countries where the Institute operates—who is...

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