COVID - 19

Indigenous realities in a COVID-19 world: Asia

Cover from AIPP's report: COVID-19 and Humanity - Indigenous Peoples in Asia
The fast-spreading COVID-19 poses much higher health risks to Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disability, elders and women making them the most vulnerable groups. These groups not only face challenges in accessing information on time and in their own language; but also, of discrimination and deprivation of basic health services.
Statement from Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

'Shoot them dead': Duterte´s orders alarm Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights Defenders

Amid the global COVID-19 crisis, IWGIA strongly condemns Duterte’s shoot-to-kill orders targeting individuals and organisations seen as troublemakers, a general term that includes ‘communists’, ‘leftists’ or anyone seen as opposing his rule, including Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights Defenders. Such an order turns these important defenders into open targets for Philippine police and armed forces.  

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Statement on COVID 19 and Indigenous Peoples by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

As several friends, indigenous individuals and love ones get infected with COVID-19 and some have passed away I am terribly concerned. Concerned because some of these deaths could have been avoided if we have more humane and caring politicians, societies and governance systems. Concerned, because if we do not learn lessons from this tragedy, we will not see an end to this.

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COVID-19 and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The International Indian Treaty Council calls for Rights-based Responses and Denounces On-going Human Rights Violations  

April 15, 2020, Tucson, Arizona: The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), an Indigenous Peoples’ organization with hundreds of affiliates from the North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and the Arctic and Pacific regions, is profoundly concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Indigenous Peoples’ territories and the resulting loss of life and human rights violations.

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IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

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