Minorities and Indigenous Women


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Monday, May 26, 2014
We want to be actors in our own futures with full rights
Tarcila Rivera Zea was 44 years old when she took part in the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Today, this indigenous Peruvian activist is President of the Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru (CHIRAPAQ) and a member of the UN Women...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Making the invisible visible
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...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Indigenous voices
Each year thousands of indigenous organizations and civil society activists attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the 13th session of which will take place at UN Headquarters from 12 to 23 May. They come from across the world to share...
Monday, May 12, 2014
13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment,...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Canada faces 'crisis' on indigenous living conditions
Canada faces a "crisis" over the living conditions of its aboriginal residents, the UN special rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples has said. James Anaya said Canada had taken "positive steps" but that "daunting challenges" remained,...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making
This publication, published in 2013 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy, identifies the obstacles preventing marginalized people from taking active part in customary and democratic decision-making. It highlights...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Lucky Sherpa
Ms. Lucky Sherpa spoke with Marilyn Cham, UNDP consultant and partner with iKNOW Politics, during IPU's Conference on "Parliaments and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples", held in Bolivia, 7-9 April, 2014Ms. Sherpa spoke on the status of the...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making
This publication identifies hurdles preventing marginalized people from taking active part in customary and democratic decision-making. It highlights strategies for managing transition from political exclusion to inclusion and identifies lessons...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential
This report looks at women's potential contributions to peacebuilding from the under-explored angle of natural resources, relating the ways they use, manage, benefit from the latter to their access to participation in peacebuilding.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized Women’s Successes in Overcoming Political Exclusion identifies critical factors preventing marginalized women’s inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and describes how...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
The Woman Who Breaks Mega-Dams
Buendía has the distinction of being the first female president of CARE, an organization representing roughly 10,000 indigenous Asháninka who live along the banks of the Ene River in the Peruvian Amazon. And she has a knack for blocking massive...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Social media power youth political participation
Social media power youth political participation No digital divide found in participation among ethnic groups The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP), under the direction of co-principal investigators University of...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women's Political Participation
The Asia Foundation has had a dedicated program to increasing women’s participation in democratic processes and public decisionmaking across the Asia-Pacific region since 1992. The Foundation’s commitment to advancing women’s political participation...
Monday, April 28, 2014
In Thailand: Empowering Communities and Minorities Hill-Tribe Women Enter the Political Arena
The Asia Foundation helps women leaders from eight northern hill-tribes to gain the knowledge, confidence, and momentum needed to join local government.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Hearts and Minds, India
Women of India Speak brings to the centre stage the “lived experiences” of women and girls in India. It ensures that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalized are meaningfully reflected in the emerging...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Canada: Parliament Panel Fails Indigenous Women
A landmark Canadian parliamentary report released on March 7, 2014, failed to recommend needed steps to stem violence against indigenous women, Human Rights Watch said today. The committee did not recommend either an independent national inquiry or...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
How can minority women get into politics in Georgia?
Sabina Talibova is an ethnic Azerbaijanian living in Marneuli. Some time ago, she became involved in several non-governmental organizations which are working to engage women more in employment and politics. DF Watch talked to her about...
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Future We Want Indigenous Women of the World Unite
Features:Strengthening Indigenous Communication in Abya YalaMaría del Rosario (“Rosy”) Sul GonzálezAn account from the Second Continental Summit on Indigenous Communication in Oaxaca, Mexico. Nothing About Us, Without Us. Everything About Us, With...