Tilting the Balance: Indigenous Women, Development and Access to Justice

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 216
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013

Tags: Women, Human rights

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. Indigenous women face severe rights violations, because they are women as well as indigenous peoples. The reporting of massive violations of the collective rights of indigenous peoples especially to their land, territories and resources, do not normally account for the violence committed against indigenous women. The very struggle of indigenous peoples to defend and assert their rights is also at the heart of indigenous women's struggle. However, many indigenous women are not yet fully recognized and acknowledged as indispensable partners in advancing indigenous peoples' movements. This includes women's vital roles in promoting sustainable resource management and holistic community development.

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