In many contexts, woman in Latin America face an uphill battle to maintain even the most basic human rights. This is magnified for indigenous women. There have been some significant international treaties and conventions created to address such a problem. However, due to a host of reasons they have proven to be ineffective. Though developing such a body of law is crucial in protecting indigenous women, without thorough educational programmes utilising any legal infrastructure is highly unlikely. Even without educational impediments, women in such communities are stigmatised and pushed to the periphery of hyper-patriarchal societies.
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