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The Indigenous World 2016

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Compilation and editing: Diana Vinding and Cæcilie Mikkelsen
Number of pages: 553
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-69-2
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: World
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA)
Release year: 2016
Release month / day: April
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))

Publisher: NEFIN in partnership with Tebtebba, AIPP, IWGIA
Author: NEFIN - Research Team: Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Khim P. Ghale, Yogeshwar Rai
Number of pages: 75
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

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Alma Grace Barla
Number of pages: 209
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

Publisher: NEFIN and CIPRED
Author: Editors: Krishna B. Bhattachan, Pasang Sherpa and Pasang Dolma Sherpa
Number of pages: 253
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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Mission Saranda. A War for Natural Resources in India

Publisher: Bir Buru Omapay Media & Entertainment LLP
Author: Gladson Dungdung with a foreword by Felix Padel
Number of pages: 280
ISBN number: 978-81-908959-8-9
Publication language: 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

Publisher: Cordillera Indigenous Peoples Legal Center - DINTEG
Number of pages: 136
Publication language: 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

Publisher: FAO, IWGIA & AIPP
Number of pages: 415
ISBN number: 978-92-5-108761-9
Publication language: 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

Publisher: ACHPR & IWGIA
Number of pages: 109
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-59-3
Publication language: 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

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Compilation and editing: Cæcilie Mikkelsen
Number of pages: 571
ISBN number: 9788792786524
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: World
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA) and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Release year: 2015
Release month / day: April
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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Shifting Cultivation in Myanmar: Case Studies from Southern Chin State and Bago Division

Publisher: POINT
Number of pages: 37
Publication language: 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

Publisher: IWGIA, Almaciga & AIPP
Author: Editor: Dr Cathal M. Doyle
Number of pages: 315
ISBN number: 9736167898117
Publication language: 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

Publisher: LAHURNIP & IWGIA
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
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

Publisher: CADHP et IWGIA
Number of pages: 118
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-59-3
Publication language: 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

Publisher: Gáldu & IWGIA
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
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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Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Field Handbook on Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Publisher: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Author: AIPP
Number of pages: 106
ISBN number: 978-616-7898-18-6
Publication language: 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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World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Publisher: IWGIA, Forrest Peoples Programme and Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
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
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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Work Place Diversity in Aid Agencies in Laos

Publisher: The Japanese International Volunteer Center, Oxfam Novib, The McKnight Foundation and IWGIA.
Author: Steeve Daviau
Number of pages: 62
Publication language: 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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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact in the Americas

Publisher: OAS Official Document. Elaborated with the financial support of IWGIA
Number of pages: 81
ISBN number: 978-0-8270-6113-2
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2014
: Recommendations for the Full Respect of their Human Rights Prepared by the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-America Commission on Human Rights The western hemisphere is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the world. They are the last peoples who were not colonized and who do not have permanent relat...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2013

Publisher: IWGIA
Number of pages: 34
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
IWGIA's Annual Report presents the results of IWGIA's activities in 2013 and highlights examples of projects and processes implemented or supported by IWGIA throughout the year.
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Marginalisation and Impunity. Violence Against Women and Girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Publisher: Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC), IWGIA, and Bangladesh Indigenous Women's Network
Author: Dr. Bina D'Costa
Number of pages: 80
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
This report examines selected cases of violence against women and girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in 2011 and 2012. It also discusses relevant legal contexts and, based on four key principles, provides recommendations to the government and civil society to address violence against women and girls in the region. The report emphasises that militarisation and transmigration programs illegal...
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The Indigenous World 2014

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Compilation and editing: Cæcilie Mikkelsen
Number of pages: 597
ISBN number: 978-87-927864-18
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: World
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD
Release year: 2014
Release month / day: May
The 2014 edition contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples in 73 articles written by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists. The book provides 58 country reports and 15 articles on international processes, reflecting ongoing worldwide human rights violations, especially with regards to indigenous peoples’ land, territories and resources. The r...
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Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa - Revised and updated 2014

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Albert Kwokwo Barume
Number of pages: 390
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-40-1
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, Kenya, Kenia, South Africa, Sudáfrica, Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2014
Release month / day: March
Professor of Law, Gudmundur Alfredsson writes about the first edition of Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa: "It is not only a first-class academic presentation but also a practical one, including a series of conclusions and recommendations that are highly relevant to any implementation and monitoring efforts at the national and international levels. This is a highly recommended book that...
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Divers Paths To Justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia

Publisher: AIPP, Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
Number of pages: 180
ISBN number: 978-616-90611-7-5
Country publication is about: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Tailandia, Philippines, Filipinas, Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2011
This book reveals that the majority of South East Asian countries already have plural legal systems and to some extent custom is recognized as a source of rights in the constitutions and laws of a number of them. National and international courts have affirmed indigenous peoples' customary rights in land. And all these countries have endorsed and ratified key international laws and treaties. Thu...
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Indigenous Knowledge and Customary Law in Natural Resource Management: Experiences in Yunnan, China and Haruku, Indonesia

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 68
ISBN number: 978-616-90611-5-1
Country publication is about: Indonesia, China
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2010
This publication is a compilation of two case studies conducted one in Yuhu Village, Yulong county, Yunnan, China and the second in Haruku village, Haruku Island, Indonesia. Both cases highlight the importance of indigenous knowledge and customary law for the success of conservation and sustainable development initiatives as the way forward. Lands and territories inhabited by most indigenous pe...
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Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 166
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2010
This book reflects on the outcomes of the workshop on traditional occupations organized by AIPP, in partnership with UNDP-RIPP and ILO, together with the Ministry of Rural Development of the Royal Government of Cambodia. It compiles case studies aimed at looking deeper into the specific concerns and challenges relating to the practice of traditional livelihoods, specifically in Asia. It is div...
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Tilting the Balance: Indigenous Women, Development and Access to Justice

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 216
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This report on the Southeast Asia Consultation on Development, Access to Justice and the Human Rights of Indigenous women is intended as a material to be used by indigenous women, advocates, policy-makers and the public for the promotion, protection and respect of the rights of indigenous women facing violations of their rights due to state and corporate projects coming into their territories. ...
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We Have Rights: A Community Guide for Indigenous Peoples on the 2009 ADB Safeguard Policy Statement and Accountability Mechanism

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 111
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This guide is a tool for advocacy work and community actions. It focuses on the Asian Development Bank Safeguard Policy Statement of 2009 (ADB 2009 SPS) particularly its safeguard requirements for Indigenous Peoples. In addition, it features the ADB Accountability Mechanism of 2012 and contains the principles and process of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Understanding the subject...
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