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Knowledge generation is an important foundation for increasing understanding and for pushing for change. In this database, you can find all of our resources, which include books, manuals, briefings, human rights reports and urgent alerts. 

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples - Policies and Practices in Nepal

Author: Editors: Krishna B. Bhattachan, Pasang Sherpa and Pasang Dolma Sherpa
Number of pages: 253
ISBN number: 978-9937-001922
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Nepal
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2016
The problem of climate change is a relatively new pressing global concern. Efforts for mitigation and adaptation from its effects are drawing attention of all. Although indigenous peoples are not responsible for the causes of climate change, they are the ones who are at the forefront of its adverse impacts, especially in their sustainable management of natural resources and livelihood. The interna...
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Climate Change Mitigation strategies and evictions of indigenous peoples from their ancestral land. The Case of Tanzania.

Number of pages: 4
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2015
Eviction of Indigenous Peoples from their ancestral lands is one of the most destructive and degrading mitigation strategy performed by modern governments in developing countries to address climate change. Armed police and soldiers are used to forcefully evict indigenous peoples to pave the way for investors and conservation in the name of climate change mitigation. The advent of climate change in...
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The San in Zimbabwe: livelihoods, land and human rights

Number of pages: 69
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-62-3
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Zimbabwe, Zimbabue
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2016
Written by Robert K. Hitchcock, Ben Begbie-Clench & Ashton Murwira This report looks at the situation of the Tshwa San living in western Zimbabwe. Information on this small indigenous minority group has so far been limited. Due to unique social and cultural barriers, the Tshwa face a number of constraints and challenges that need to be dealt with. Based on an extensive survey, the objective ...
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Tanzania Pastoralists threatened: eviction, human rights violations and loss of livelihood

Number of pages: 92
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-66-1
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2016
The report explores the evictions of pastoralists and other conflicts over pastoralists’ land in Tanzania, with focus on the past decade. Although most of these evictions and land based conflicts have been documented, the associated human and legal rights violations have increasingly lead to concern amongst civil society. A study was therefore commissioned to collate the available information a...
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Renewable Energy Projects and the Rights of Marginalised/Indigenous Communities in Kenya

Author: Kanyinke Sena
Number of pages: 24
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-63-0
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2015
The fact that energy projects are green does not necessarily mean they accept and protect internationally-recognised human rights norms. This report documents the adverse impact of Kenya’s goal to develop its renewable energy sector on indigenous peoples. It looks particularly at the geothermal and wind energy sectors in Kenya and describes the human rights impacts of a number of green energy p...
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Indigenous Peoples Major Group Position Paper on Proposed SDG Indicators

Number of pages: 8
Publication language: English English
Release year: 2015
The global goals and targets for sustainable development have been adopted but indicators are still being formulated. Indicators define what will be measured, and thus how the goals and targets will be implemented. In this position paper Indigenous peoples point at some of their most central concerns on indicators, implementation and monitoring of the 2013 development agenda. This Paper is elabora...
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Mission Saranda. A War for Natural Resources in India

Author: Gladson Dungdung with a foreword by Felix Padel
Number of pages: 280
ISBN number: 978-81-908959-8-9
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2015
Dedicated to the martyrs of Saranda Forest, who have sacrificed their lives to protect their ancestral land, territory and resources. This book and the Saranda issue it highlights are of greatest national significance. Gladson Dungdung has performed a profound service by writing courageously about this, bringing out the voices of Adivasis faced with displacement and atrocities from multiple direc...
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Human Rights Based Approach to Development as experienced in ten Indigenous communities in the Philippines

Number of pages: 136
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2015
In the Philippines, diversity within commonality among indigenous peoples is in itself a very complicated situation. Moreover, indigenous peoples understand their rights enshrined in laws more as violations than enjoyment, while local State authorities find difficulty in bridging the gap of addressing the development aspirations of the indigenous peoples with that of “national unity and developm...
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Shifting cultivation, livelihood and food security: New and old challenges for indigenous peoples in Asia

Number of pages: 415
ISBN number: 978-92-5-108761-9
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2015
Release month / day: January
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 September 2007. Since then, the importance of the role that indigenous peoples play in economic, social and environmental conservation through traditional sustainable agricultural practices has been gradually recognized. Consistent with the mandate to eradicate hunger, poverty and malnut...
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Report of the African Commisson's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities. Research and Information Visit to the Republic of Tanzania, 21 January - 6 February 2013

Number of pages: 109
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-59-3
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Tanzania, Tanzanie
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2015
In early 2013, a working group under the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights undertook research on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Tanzania. For the duration of two weeks, a delegation formed by the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities met with representatives of ministries, embassies, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, including indigenous ...
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The Indigenous World 2015

Number of pages: 571
ISBN number: 9788792786524
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
Seven years after the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, The Indigenous World 2015 looks at the most significant developments and setbacks for indigenous peoples’ rights at the national and international level during the previous year and at indigenous peoples’ assessments of possible ways forward. With 69 articles and country reports, this edition of The Indi...
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Land Rights Indicators in the Post-2015 SDGs: Recommendations for Inter-Agency Expert Group & Other Policymakers

Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: International
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
The success of the Post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) will depend on the adoption of indicators that allow measuring progress towards targets and provide helpful information to policymakers. In preparation for the March 3-6, 2015 discussions at the UN in New York, the UN Statistical Commission compiled recommendations from the UN system. We applaud the inclusion of land rights indicato...
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Case Study: State of Jharkhand, India - Protecting forests and securing customary rights through Community Forest Governance

Author: International Land Colation & IWGIA
Number of pages: 12
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2015
Release month / day: April-01
Indigenous peoples play a crucial role in defending and protecting their forest land rights. The passing of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers(Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006 is a positive step towards the recognition of indigenous forest dwellers’ land rights and their role in forest protection. In line with the new legislation, IWGIA has developed a community-...
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Briefing Note: Ethnic Violence in Morogoro Region in Tanzania

Number of pages: 5
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2015
In early 2015, Maasai and Datoga citizens living in the Morogoro region of Tanzania were victims of deadly, ethnic violence. According to reports from local media, the assaults were instigated by public figures interested in acquiring land, and state authorities have not intervened to protect Maasai citizens. Police protection has instead been given to others who are illegally cultivating official...
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Shifting Cultivation in Myanmar: Case Studies from Southern Chin State and Bago Division

Number of pages: 37
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Myanmar
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: IWGIA and NICFI
Release year: 2015
Release month / day: Aug
Shifting cultivation is an important livelihood strategy of millions of people in Myanmar. Various ethnic groups throughout the country practice unique styles of this system, which are adapted to their specific local ecological and social conditions. In Myanmar, an estimated 2 million families depend on shifting cultivation for their livelihoods. Despite its continuing importance to many people’...
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Business and Human Rights. Indigenous Peoples' Experiences with Access to Remedy. Case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Author: Editor: Dr Cathal M. Doyle
Number of pages: 315
ISBN number: 9736167898117
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2015
The book addresses cases from each of these continents, examining the experiences of indigenous peoples with access to remedy when their human rights are affected by corporate activities. By drawing from these experiences it seeks to inform the actions of corporate and State actors in relation their business and human rights obligation to ensure that indigenous peoples have access to effective rem...
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A study on the socio-economic status of indigenous peoples in Nepal

Author: Study team: Dr. Chaitanya Subba, Pro. Dr. Bishwamber Pyakuryal, Mr. Tunga Shiromani Bastola, Mr. Mohan Khajum Subba, Mr. Nirmal Kumar Raut, Mr. Baburam Karki
Number of pages: 292
ISBN number: 993728861-4
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Nepal , Nepal
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
The present study aims to assess the poverty levels of the various indigenous groups in Nepal. It was developed to address the lack of existing disaggregated data and statistics on the socio-economic status of Nepal’s many indigenous groups. By presenting data on a broad set of socio-economic indicators for the many indigenous groups in Nepal and comparing this with data on other major caste and...
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Rapport du Groupe de Travail de la Commission Africaine sur les Populations/Communautes Autochtones. Visite de Reserche et d'Information en République de Tanzanie, 21 janvier - 6 février 2013

Number of pages: 118
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-59-3
Publication language: French French
Country publication is about: Tanzania, Tanzanie
Region publication is about: Africa; Afrique
Financially supported by: Ministère des Affaires étrangères du Danemark et du Ministère des Affaires étrangères de la Norvège
Release year: 2015
La Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (CADHP), qui est l’organe de l’Union Africaine en charge des droits humains, s’occupe de la situation des droits humains des populations autochtones depuis 1999. Ces populations font partie des groupes les plus vulnérables du continent africain et leurs représentantes participent, depuis la 29ème Session ordinaire tenue en 200...
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Indigenous Peoples' Rights in International Law: Emergence and Application. Book in honour of Asbjørn Eide at Eighty

Author: Edited by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Dalee Sambo Dorough, Gudmundur Alfredsson, Lee Swepston, and Petter Wille
Number of pages: 527
ISBN number: 978-82-8144-083-8
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: International
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
Release month / day: January
This diverse collection of essays and articles emerged from a workshop held in Oslo in March 2012, hosted by the Norwegian Center for Human Rights and the University of Oslo. The purpose of the workshop was to gather memories of how the international community had decided to examine the situation of Indigenous peoples, to explore, explain and celebrate their pioneering work within the United Natio...
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Secure and equitable land rights in the Post-2015 Agenda

Number of pages: 8
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
This technical briefing authored by a number of international organizations working on food security, natural resources management and poverty eradication and endorsed by many local civil society organisations around the world strongly encourage governments to keep the profile of land and natural resources high in the document on sustainable development goals to be endorsed in September 2015. “...
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Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Field Handbook on Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Author: AIPP
Number of pages: 106
ISBN number: 978-616-7898-18-6
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
Release month / day: jan-01
This handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous peoples’ collective rights, and use the data gathered for advocacy.
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Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+

Region publication is about:
Release year: 2014
Indigenous peoples perspectives and recommendations to the subsidiary body for scientific and technological advice (SBSTA). AIPP Submission on Methodological Issues Related to Non-Carbon Benefits Resulting from the Implementation of REDD+ Activities. March 26, 2014
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World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Author: Editors: Stefan Disko and Helen Tugendhat
Number of pages: 545
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-54-8
ISSN number: ISSN: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, Canada, Canadá, Kenya, Kenia, Tanzania, Australia, Sápmi
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Europe, Europa
Release year: 2014
Release month / day: November
This book includes 20 case studies of World Heritage sites from around the world and relevant background articles. The case studies explore and document, from a human rights perspective, indigenous peoples’ experiences with World Heritage sites and with the processes of the World Heritage Convention. They also identify recurring concerns and systemic shortcomings in the implementation of the Con...
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Indigenous Women in REDD+ - Making their Voice Heard

Number of pages: 12
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
Women – both indigenous and non-indigenous – have actively engaged in international and national REDD+ processes to raise their concerns regarding the potential negative impact of REDD+ on women, and to assert their right to equally participate in negotiations, planning and implementation of REDD+. Indigenous women share many of the basic concerns and needs with their non-indigenous sisters bu...
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Work Place Diversity in Aid Agencies in Laos

Author: Steeve Daviau
Number of pages: 62
Publication language: English English
Release year: 2014
In this research report anthropologist Steeve Daviau examines how well the international aid community in Lao has done in ensuring that their workplaces are diverse and representative of the many ethnic groups in the country. The overall goal of the research is to assist aid organizations in Laos to critically assess and improve their stated values, attitudes and actual progress in becoming inclus...
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Russia: Indigenous Peoples in the Russian Federation. IWGIA report 18

Author: Johannes Rohr
Number of pages: 69
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-49-4
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Russia, Rusia
Region publication is about: Europe, Europa
Release year: 2014
This report examines the human rights situation of the 41 indigenous peoples living in the Northern and Asian territories of the Russian Federation. While their historical homelands account for two-thirds of the territory of contemporary Russia, these people number a little over 250,000 individuals in total. This is the equivalent of a medium-sized city stretched out over the better part of the wo...
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