Minorities and Indigenous Women


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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Violence against women in politics
It is extensively recognized that the active participation of all citizens, regardless of gender, is essential for the construction and maintenance of robust democracies and the attainment of human development goals. Throughout history, women...
Friday, November 25, 2022
Violence against women parliamentarians: Causes, effects, solutions
Women account for just over 26% of parliamentarians worldwide according to the IPU’s latest figures. Despite progress made in recent years, significant obstacles continue to block their path to parity with their male counterparts. One of the biggest...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Violence against indigenous women and the two fold challenge, Colombia
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...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Voices from the Himalayas, Nepal
As Nepal grapples with finding a political alternative to the Baburam Bhattarai-led government and awaits an election date, women in the Himalayan nation look to protect their rights within the constitutional framework. At the forefront of this...