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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. 

Indigenous Peoples and Corporate Accountability in the ASEAN

Number of pages: 50
Country publication is about: Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Camboya, Philippines, Filipinas, Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
Due to the increasing and expanding operations of multinational corporations in indigenous peoples’ territories, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) conducted this study on the business practices of these corporations in indigenous peoples’ territories. The study focuses on the operations involving rubber, cassava and oil palm plantations, hydropower dams and mining in Cambodia, Indonesi...
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Briefing Paper: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Adaptation in Asia

Number of pages: 24
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This briefing paper draws on Indigenous Peoples’ issues and concerns relating to climate change adaptation. It analyses two cases: the adaptation practices among the Tangkhul Naga Community in the North Eastern Region of India and the traditional adaptation practices of Pidlisan-Kankanaeys of Sagada,Mountain Province and Ikalahan-Kalanguya of Caraballo Mountains,Cagayan Valley of the Philippines...
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Briefing paper on REDD+, Rights and Indigenous Peoples: Lessons from REDD+ Initiative in Asia

Number of pages: 32
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This briefing paper aims to outline the lessons learn from the Cancun Agreement and explores how far the REDD+ countries in Asia have advanced in addressing social and environmental issues in their REDD+ strategy drafting. From asking which experiences indigenous peoples have made so far in engaging with REDD+, the briefing paper reflects on a few piloting initiatives which have been found particu...
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REDD+ Implementation in Asia and the Concerns of Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 28
Release year: 2010
This report provides an overview on indigenous peoples in five of REDD+ countries in Asia: Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, together with the status of the program’s implementation in each one. The report also elaborates on the concerns of indigenous peoples in the current ‘readiness phase’ and on REDD+ national strategies, providing recommendations on ways forward for REDD+. It...
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What is REDD+? A guide for Indigenous Communities - 3rd Edition

Number of pages: 120
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-22-7
Release year: 2012
This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples. As a guidebook for communities, the content is simplified and accompanied by illustrations and photos fo...
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The Forest is Life: Knowledge for Communities

Number of pages: 26
Release year: 2012
Climate change is a commonly discussed issue nowadays and has become an environmental problem-affecting people throughout the world. Climate change is resulting in shifting weather patterns and other global effects such as unseasonal rains that affect agriculture, droughts, increased temperatures, floods, plagues and diseases. Global warming is mainly the result of rising CO2 level in the earth...
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Manual on Basic Financial Management for Indigenous Peoples' Organizations in Asia

Number of pages: 126
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This manual on basic financial management is the fifth of a series of training resource materials developed by the indigenous Learning Institute for Community Empowerment (ILI) under the Regional Capacity Building Programme of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). The Manual was drafted in response to the need of AIPP members and partners to build their skills in financial management and admini...
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Community Organising training manual

Number of pages: 254
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This manual is based on the experience of providing community organising training in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Peninsular Malaysia for which PACOS Trust (a local organisation in Sabah, Malaysia) provided the COT Manual 2005 as a resource book for the training through the Indigenous Community Organising and Leadership Training (ICOLT) project of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundat...
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Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government

Number of pages: 138
Release year: 2012
This Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government is meant for indigenous elders, leaders, organizers, and indigenous peoples' representatives in government, who desire to be of service to the interest of indigenous peoples. The manual aims to build and strengthen the capacity of indigenous elders in Asia to lead their communities during contemporary times, wherein indige...
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Learn and exercise your rights: A simplified version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Number of pages: 32
Release year: 2013
This booklet presents in a simple and illustrative manner, the collective rights of indigenous peoples as contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is intended as an educational tool for communities to understand indigenous peoples' rights and to know what they can do to promote and protect their rights. While indigenous peoples are five perc...
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Leadership training for indigenous peoples

Number of pages: 210
Release year: 2011
This leadership training (LT) manual is intended to build the capacity of indigenous peoples’leaders, communities and organizations to lead and manage their organizations. The trainingfocuses on leadership principles and organizational management.It provides knowledge and skills needed by indigenous peoples in leading and running their organizations. It also includes skills on advocacy for the r...
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Rights in Action: Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 8
Release year: 2013
The comic book and video explain the basis of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), a mechanism and a process wherein indigenous peoples undertake their collective decision on matters that affects them. Our partner Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP) has increasingly published innovative material on indigenous issues as comic books and animation videos translated into local langu...
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Training Manual on Advocacy, Lobbying and Negotiation Skills for Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change and REDD+

Number of pages: 97
ISBN number: 978-616-91258-7-7
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
Indigenous peoples assert that rights cannot be compromised and have recognized the need to strengthen existing skills and capacities for lobbying and advocacy. This manual aims to fulfill this need and seeks to develop a new generation of indigenous leaders who can advocate for indigenous peoples in climate change negotiations, including REDD+ processes. Indigenous peoples have proactively en...
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Who we are: Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Number of pages: 4
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2009
This briefing paper describes the term 'Indigenous Peoples'. Over the past decades, the concept of Indigenous Peoples has evolved beyond the original meaning still found in dictionaries, and it is now well established in international law. That is why we are writing it with capital initial letters. More and more people in Asia identify themselves as belonging to Indigenous Peoples. In some case...
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Imperatives for REDD+ Sustainability: Non-Carbon Benefits, local and indigenous peoples

Author: By Søren Hvalkof
Number of pages: 27
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú , Nicaragua, Tanzania, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Filipinas, Vietnam, China, Madagascar
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2013
This paper focuses on the importance of Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+ delivered by indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities. Through three case studies it exemplifies how indigenous peoples and local communities contribute to REDD+ by delivering specific Non-Carbon Benefits. The cases show that the performance of indigenous peoples and local communities is an essential and indispensi...
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Suicídio adolescente em povos indígenas

Number of pages: 220
ISBN number: 978-85-64377-19-6
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil, Colombia, Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2014
Este trabalho foi resultado de um estudo interdisciplinar e intercultural realizado para o UNICEF que tinha o objetivo de fazer uma primeira analise dos casos de suicídio indígena na America Latina. Resolveu-se escolher três casos paradigmáticos de estudo por várias razões: 1-ser de caráter intercultural e para isso necessariamente teria que haver a participação dos jovens indíge...
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Estudos Sobre os Awá: Caçadores-Coletores em Transição

Author: Almudena Hernando y Elizabeth Maria Beserra Coelho
Number of pages: 347
ISBN number: 978-85-7862-338-8
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2013
Os Awá-Guajá são um dos últimos grupos caçadores-coletores do planeta. Embora ainda existam alguns Awá não contatados, sua maior parte vive em quatro “Terras Indígenas” sob a proteção da FUNAI (Fundação Nacional do Índio) no estado do Maranhão (Brasil) Isto, no entanto, não impede que sejam acossados por invasões de madeireiros ilegais, que reduzem a mobilidade e a possibilida...
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Report on the State of Pastoralists´Human Rights in Tanzania

Author: PAICODEO
Number of pages: 98
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2014
Pastoralists in Tanzania are suffering from many human rights violations, including forced evictions from their lands. This report gives a comprehensive analysis of the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Tanzania, and documents cases of human rights violations against Maasai pastoralists during 2011. The information contained in this report is a result of a comprehensive survey an...
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Up in Smoke? Maasai Rights in the Olkaria Geothermal Area, Kenya

Author: By Kanyinke Sena
Number of pages: 4
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2013
Briefing note on how the Maasai have been affected by the Olkaria geothermal field that is placed on their ancestral land in Kenya. Without proper consultation or free prior and informed consent the Maasai have to vacate 4,300 acres of land in order to be resettled on only 567 acres. Although they will gain modern housing, a school and several scholarships, the compensation package does not...
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Lost Lands? (Land) Rights of the San in Botswana and the legal concept of indigeneity in Africa

Author: Manuela Zips-Mairitsch
Number of pages: 431
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-35-7
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2013
In this book, the author processes the detailed descriptions of a land rights dispute in Botswana in such a way that its instructive relevance for fundamental questions of intercultural justice becomes obvious. The case of the present book is the High Court of Botswana’s decision of the case Sesana v. the Attorney General in late 2006. The case of Sesana v. the Attorney General In this ...
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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact

ISBN number: 978-87-92786-32-6
Country publication is about: Bolivia, Brazil, Brasil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Paraguay , Venezuela, Chaco , Chaco
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2013
This book offers a detailed insight into the situation of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation in South America. It looks into the threats and challenges that indigenous peoples face and offers a rich source of demographic and ethnographic information regarding indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact. Who are indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation? It is estimate...
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Forced Evictions of Pastoralists in Kilombero and Ulanga Disticts in Mgorogoro Region in Tanzania

Number of pages: 4
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2013
Parakuiyo Pastoralists Indigenous Community Development Organization (PAICODEO), PINGOs Forum, Tanzania Land Alliance (TALA), the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) and journalists from ITV, Star TV, Channel 10 and Mwananchi newspaper have conducted a fact finding mission concerning the forced evictions of pastoralists in Kilombero and Ulanga districts in Morogoro region in Tanzania. The fact fi...
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The Indigenous World 2013

Number of pages: 531
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-33-3
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 , Middle East, Medio Oriente
Release year: 2013
This yearbook contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and provides an overview of the most important developments in international and regional processes during 2012. In 67 articles, indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists provide their insight and knowledge to the book with country reports covering most of the indigeno...
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Malaysian Indigenous Youth in the City

ISBN number: 978-983-43248-9-6
Country publication is about: Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This collection of photos is part of a project that aims at raising awareness about and creating understanding for the situation of indigenous youth living in cities by offering young indigenous city dwellers a virtual and visual forum for intercontinental and intergenerational exchange. The participants of the project received training in digital photography. The idea was to give them a ...
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International Expert Workshop on the World Heritage Convention and Indigenous Peoples

Author: Stefan Disko and Helen Tugendhat
Number of pages: 67
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Denmark, Dinamarca
Region publication is about: Europe, Europa
Release year: 2013
Release month/day: 2013
In 2012 UNESCO and the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention celebrated the Convention’s 40th anniversary through a series of activities, events and thematic workshops around the world, the outcomes of which are meant to “feed the reflection on the future of the Convention”. The theme of the anniversary was “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communitie...
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Silent Sacrifice Girl-child beading in the Samburu Community of Kenya

Number of pages: 43
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
This report describes pilot research conducted by the Samburu Women Trust (SWT), formerly known as SWEEDO), a community based organization located in Nanyuki, Kenya. The research focused on a practice known as “beading,” which can be briefly described as a community-sanctioned, non-marital sexual relationship between Samburu men in the “warrior” age group, and young Samburu girls who are n...
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Manuel sur la promotion et protection des droits des populations / communautés autochtones à travers le système africain des droits de l'homme

Number of pages: 85
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-31-9
Release year: 2012
Depuis les dix dernières années, la Commission africaine des droits de l’Homme et des peuples (commission africaine) a pris des mesures audacieuses pour comprendre, expliquer et aborder la situation des droits humains des communautés autochtones en Afrique. Le Groupe de travail de la Commission africaine sur les populations/communautés autochtones (Groupe de travail) a été le point d’anc...
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Manual on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Populations / Communities through the African Human Rights System

Number of pages: 81
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-29-6
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
Over the last ten years, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) has taken bold steps to understand, expound and address the human rights situation of indigenous communities in Africa. The African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities (Working Group) has been the institutional anchor for these efforts. Through various sensitization...
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About IWGIA

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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E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
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