Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls. 

Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities continue to be among the most marginalized and discriminated against in the world. Indigenous women across their lifetime, including girls, adolescents and widows, face multiple layers of violence, discrimination and inequality that must be addressed in a more robust, inclusive and comprehensive manner.

Of particular concern to UN Women are the thousands of indigenous women and adolescent girls who are victims of gender-based violence in need of legal protection and health services.

We invite our users to read the full article published August 07 2013