Launch of the Indigenous World 2021

About the Indigenous World:

For 35 consecutive years the International work Group for Indigenous Affairs IWGIA has published The Indigenous World.

This publication is a one-of-a-kind documentation tool that offers a comprehensive yearly overview of the developments Indigenous Peoples experience around the world. The book also intends to serve as a source of inspiration and advocacy tool to raise global awareness of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, their struggles and their resilience. This 35th edition includes 62 regional and country reports and 20 reports on international processes and initiatives covered in this edition underscore these trends.

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Premature deaths and prison violences in Mexico: imprisoned Indigenous women and structural racism

By delving into the lives and premature deaths of four members of the Hermanas en la Sombra Editorial Collective, the author shares her insights on her 12 years long-work with Indigenous women in prison: the racism that exists in prisons, the concealment of ethnic profiles during jail censuses, and the prisons’ violence and function as an instrument of dispossession. What began for the author as academic research on the access to justice of Indigenous women, has become a life project accompanying the struggle of secluded women through writing. 

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Myanmar’s ethnic nationalities, doctors and teachers against the military coup


On 1 February 2021, the Burmese Military – known as the Tatmadaw – staged a coup d’etat, arrested the elected government, including the State Counsellor, Aung San Su Kyi, and imposed a yearlong national state of emergency, all through powers allegedly granted under the 2008 Constitution. The rationale was that mass voter fraud, to the tune of 8 million illegal votes, had taken place during the landslide election win for the National League for Democracy (NLD). Acting President Myint Swe transferred legislative, executive and judicial power to the Commander in Chief. 

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Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. Read The Indigenous World.

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