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Indigenous Peoples in a changing world of work: Exploring Indigenous Peoples' economic and social rights through the Indigenous Navigator

Author: Gabriela Balvedi Pimentel
ISBN number: 978-87-93961-15-9
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Global
Financially supported by: European Union
Release year: 2021
Release month / day: June
The result of a collective and community-led data-gathering exercise in 11 countries relying on the Indigenous Navigator framework and tools, this report explores indigenous peoples’ experiences in a world of work undergoing transformation.
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The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples – Progress achieved, the implementation gap and challenges for the next Decade

Author: José Aylwin – Johannes Rohr
ISBN number: 978-87-93961-30-2
Publication language: English
Financially supported by: Christensen Fund, DANIDA
Release year: 2021
Release month / day: June
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, IWGIA and Indigenous Peoples Rights International are happy to announce the publication of “The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: Progress Achieved, the Implementation Gap and Challenges for the Next Decade”  
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IWGIA Annual Report 2020

Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Global
Region publication is about: Latin America, Africa, Asia
Release year: 2021
Release month / day: June 01
The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has impacted on all corners of the world and on all spheres of our lives and livelihoods. Indigenous Peoples have been disproportionately affected by the epidemic. This Annual Report will therefore give a broad overview of how the pandemic has affected the world’s Indigenous Peoples. IWGIA’s yearbook, The Indigenous World 2021, provides further extensive documenta...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2019

Publication language: English
Release year: 2020
Release month / day: July
Indigenous Peoples are at the heart of the struggle for equality, rights, participation and self-determination for a more sustainable and just world. At IWGIA we are proud to stand by and behind Indigenous Peoples. We thank all those who support us to do so. This annual report presents some of the many significant achievements IWGIA supported in 2019 for Indigenous Peoples' rights. 
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Water Management in the Trans-Himalaya Rain Shadow of Lo-menthang: The Kghyamba System Steers Irrigation Practice for Lhoba People

Author: Tunga B. Rai
ISBN number: 978-9937-0-7372-1
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Nepal
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: IWGIA
Release year: 2020
This case study unravels the example of how a customary institution is embedded in the social and physical uniqueness of a community of indigenous peoples. It demonstrates the value of recognizing and safeguarding the customary institutions and knowledge of indigenous peoples. This case study presents the facts—how the knowledge system and customary institutions of indigenous peoples are value-d...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2018

This annual report presents some of the many significant achievements IWGIA supported in 2018 for indigenous peoples' rights.
Publication language: English
Release year: 2019
Release month / day: June
The world today faces many challenges: a global climate and biodiversity crisis, rising inequality, shrinking civic space in many countries, and increasing distrust in international institutions and national political systems. Indigenous peoples make up five percent of the world’s population and are disproportionately affected by much of this; but they are also key to many of the world’s solut...
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Déliberations Quatrième Réunion Mondiale du Forum des Peuples Autochtones au FIDA, 12 et 13 février 2019

Publication language: French
Region publication is about: International; internacional
Release year: 2019
Organisée en parallèle à la quarante-deuxième session du Conseil des gouverneurs du FIDA Thème: Promouvoir les savoirs et innovations des peuples autochtones en faveur de la résilience aux changements climatiques et du développement durable
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The Necessity: Collaboration for Coherence in Myanmar. Climate Change Response

Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Myanmar
Region publication is about: Asia, Asia
Financially supported by: NORAD
Release year: 2019
Climate change is the great global challenge of the 21st century. Because of climate change, undesirable disasters became intense and has caused loss of many lives and billions of dollars’ worth of properties. To respond to climate change, the United Nations founded the body called United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with the global...
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Forest Management, Women's Rights and REDD+ in Myanmar

Author: Julia Fogerite
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Myanmar
Region publication is about: Asia, Asia
Financially supported by: NORAD
Release year: 2019
In Myanmar, women manage forests and depend on them for their livelihoods, but their tenure over these forests is insecure. Women often have distinct roles in managing forests as compared to men, and therefore also have expert knowledge about forests and different priorities for how forests are managed. Despite their distinct knowledge and priorities, women in Myanmar are under-represented in deci...
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The Indigenous World 2019

Author: 97 authors
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-93-7
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: The Indigenous World
Region publication is about: Latin America, Africa, Asia, Arctic, Middle East and the Pacific
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA)
Release year: 2019
Release month / day: 04-25
Rising tensions between states and indigenous peoples are reaching a tipping point, and with an ever-shrinking civic space worldwide, the topics of criminalisation of Indigenous Rights Defenders’ activities and their organisations; land rights issues; and access to justice are more important than ever. The Indigenous World 2019 adds to the documented records, highlighting the increase in attac...
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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Customary Land in Myanmar: Current Status and the Way Forward

Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Myanmar
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: The Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), with funding from Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).
Release year: 2019
Myanmar has adopted a National Land Use Policy in 2016 which mandates the enactment of a comprehensive National Land Law. Once a National Land Law is passed, all other laws will have to be harmonized with its provisions. This new law will be critical for the future of Myanmar’s indigenous peoples, most of whom depend on land and natural resources for their livelihood. Control over land and reso...
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Indigenous peoples’ rights to autonomy and self-government as a manifestation of the right to self-determination

Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Bolivia, Peru, Greenland, Philippines, Kenya, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Sapmi, Russia, Canada, Nepal, India
Region publication is about: South America, North America, Asia, Africa
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tebtebba Foundation
Release year: 2019
Release month / day: mar-01
Related partner: 68
An International Seminar to assess the global status and trends with regards to indigenous autonomies is taking place in Mexico City in March 2019. This meeting follows the work developed by indigenous organizations and the organizing institutions over the last few years. In January 2018, at its annual Expert Meeting, the UN Permanent Forum was requested to compile information on indigenous autono...
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Rights to Respect amidst the era of Climate Change: Regional Learning workshop on IP Women and Customary Land Tenure

Author: POINT
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Myanmar
Region publication is about: Asia, Asia
Financially supported by: NORAD
Release year: 2018
Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, with the threat of flooding, drought, cyclones, and changing rainfall patters threatening lives and livelihoods.1 Myanmar’s National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (2017) outlines the major risks that Myanmar will face. Heavier rainfall and shorter monsoons increase the risk of landslides in the uplands and ...
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Indigenous peoples, land rights and forest conservation in Myanmar

Author: Christian Erni
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-89-0
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Myanmar
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: NORAD
Release year: 2018
Release month / day: aug-18
Related partner: 52
In light of the urgency of both forest conservation and the recognition of indigenous communities’ rights to land and resources, along with the documented potential for creating conservation synergies through recognition of community rights, this study tries to look at the approaches to forest conservation taken in Myanmar so far, and to take stock of their achievements and impact with respect t...
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The Indigenous World 2018

Author: Editing: Pamela Jacquelin-Andersen
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-85-2
Publication language: English
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida)
Release year: 2018
Release month / day: april/19
The rising tensions between states and indigenous peoples are reaching a tipping point and The Indigenous World 2018 adds to the documented records, highlighting the increase in attacks and killings of indigenous peoples while defending their lands. The Indigenous World is a one-of-a-kind documentation tool, that offers a comprehensive yearly overview of the developments indigenous peopl...
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Customary Land Tenure: Case Study in Myay Latt Village

Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Myanmar
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: Norad & IWGIA
Release year: 2018
Customary land tenure of the indigenous peoples in Myanmar is not recognized in policies and laws. Lack of legal protection leaves indigenous territories insecure, threatened by investments and other forms of land concession. On the other hand, there is little evidence showing how the community is managing and using the land. Therefore the study to document the customary land tenure system of indi...
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The Place of Women in Naga Society

The main purpose of this book is to discuss Naga society and its cultural practices with a specific focus on the status of women.
ISBN number: 978-93-81758-43-4
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2018
Release month / day: March
Related partner: 61, 183
Naga society is a casteless and classless society where, traditionally, women have enjoyed a high social positioning and a fair spirit of independence, playing very central roles in family and community affairs; however, it is also a patriarchal, patrilineal and patrilocal society where, for instance, family names are carried forward through sons, who are also the family members that inherit fami...
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Report of the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities. Extractive Industries, Land Rights and Indigenous Populations'/Communities' Rights. East, Central and Southern Africa

ISBN number: 978-87-92786-76-0
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Cameroon
Region publication is about: Africa
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2017
Related partner: 130
In 2003, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) established the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa (WGIP) with the responsibility to advise the Commission on matters relating to the rights of indigenous populations/communities on the continent. In this capacity, the WGIP found it appropriate to commission a study on extractive industries, land righ...
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Customary Land Tenure: Case Study in Sar Pauk Village

Publication language: English
Financially supported by: NORAD
Release year: 2017
The study was conducted by POINT (Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together) in Sar Pauk village, and especially emphasized on the customary land tenure of the village. The objective of the study is to identify and document customary land tenure of the village, including livelihoods, land use, management of land and forest. In order to conduct this study, the researcher went to the village thre...
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Indigenous Women

Author: Inter-American Comission on Human Rights
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Latin America
Financially supported by: IWGIA, Danida
Release year: 2017
Release month / day: April 17
Standing tall, head held high, her dignity on full display. That’s the image of an empowered indigenous woman confronting discrimination and violence, saying “enough is enough” to the tragic impact of extractive industries and other development projects in her ancestral territories. The play of shapes that combines an indigenous woman’s silhouette with mountains, lakes, trees, and moon/sun...
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The Sea Within: Marine Tenure and Cosmopolitical Debates

Author: Editors: Hélène Artaud and Alexandre Surrallés
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-87-6
Publication language: English
Release year: 2017
Release month / day: april-17
Recent texts on the rights of indigenous peoples clearly show that indigenous ownership of marine and coastal spaces must be respected. In addition, their rights to their sea spaces must be guaranteed according to local perceptions, and this is masterly described by some articles in this book. This is expressed in the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP...
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Indigenous Peoples, Communities of African Descent, Extractive Industries

Author: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
ISBN number: OEA/Ser.L/V/II.Doc. 47/15
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2015
Release month / day: jan-01
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) addresses in this report State obligations with regard to extraction, exploitation, and development activities concerning natural resources. Through the implementation of its monitoring mechanisms, the Commission has consistently received information evidencing the human, social, health, cultural and environmental impacts of these projects on i...
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The Indigenous World 2016

Author: IWGIA
ISBN number: 9788792786692
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Europe, Europa
Release year: 2016
Release month / day: april-01
This yearbook gives a global update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights and provides an overview of the main developments that have affected indigenous women and men in the course of 2015. In 54 country specific reports and 12 articles on international processes, indigenous and non-indigenous activists, experts and scholars provide their insight and knowledge on r...
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Land, Forest and Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Relation to Climate Change and REDD (Policy and Program Analysis))

Author: NEFIN - Research Team: Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Khim P. Ghale, Yogeshwar Rai
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Nepal
Region publication is about: Asia, Asia
Financially supported by: Tebtebba
Release year: 2016
Release month / day: Apr
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), together with the IWGIA, AIPP, TEBTEBBA and FPP, has been conducting programs on Climate Change- REDD Partnership Program. As part of this program, a research study has already been carried out with detailed reviews and analysis of the government laws, policies, programs and indigenous peoples’ rights on land and forest. Following the resear...
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Indigenous Heroines: A Saga of Tribal Women of India

Author: Alma Grace Barla
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-61-6
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2015
This book is dedicated to all the indigenous tribal women and men of India who have sacrificed their lives to protect 'Mother Earth', indigenous identity and culture; to martyrs of the freedom movement; to the thousands of innocent women, men and children who are victims of violence in the conflict areas of the Northeastern and Central East Indian states; and to those who continue to work to safeg...
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Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples - Policies and Practices in Nepal

Author: Editors: Krishna B. Bhattachan, Pasang Sherpa and Pasang Dolma Sherpa
ISBN number: 978-9937-001922
Publication language: 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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