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Indigenous women and girls are the most vulnerable group in Bangladesh. They face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination due to their gender, ethnicity, language, religion, class and geographic location. According to Kapaeeng Foundation’s statistics, from January 2007 to September 2016, there have been at least 466 reported incidents of violence against indigenous women and girls in Bangladesh.

Kapaeeng Foundation, BIWN & IWGIA - 2016 October

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With its 54 country specific reports and 12 articles on international processes, this new edition of THE INDIGENOUS WORLD gives a comprehensive overview of the main developments that have affected indigenous women and men in the course of 2015

IWGIA - 2016 April

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Alma Grace Barla
This book tells the life stories of a number of extraordinary tribal women, who has contributed to modern Indian nation building, fought for independence, lead contemporary social movements or achieved outstanding results within sports.

IWGIA - 2015 December

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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 but their situation as women in indigenous societies sets them apart from those who are part of the mainstream society, and their needs and concerns are often different.

Indigenous women’s concerns may thus not be fully addressed, either by indigenous rights advocacy or by women’s rights and gender advocacy. In advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples and for the rights of women, the specific situation and needs of indigenous women therefore need to be taken into account.

AIPP and IWGIA - 2014 November

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Indigenous women face a range of problems related to the violation of their rights. This note focuses on the causes and how they can be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda. It has been prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in collabo¬ration with Tebtebba and is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 development process.

IWGIA and Tebtebba - 2014 May 19

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Dr. Bina D'Costa
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.

Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC), IWGIA, and Bangladesh Indigenous Women's Network - 2014 May

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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.

AIPP - 2013 May

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This briefing note, published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme, is intended to develop discussion and thought about the complexity of the challenges of violence against indigenous women and girls. Work being done by indigenous women’s organisations in Asia and around the world has increasingly drawn attention to the need for specific analysis and understanding to be established of the nature and forms of such violence.

AIPP & Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) - 2013 May

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This briefing paper is prepared as part of the advocacy of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) for the respect, protection and recognition of the human rights of indigenous women. In this paper, the focus is on access to justice for indigenous women in Southeast Asia facing development-induced violence. We draw on the results of the Southeast Asia Regional Consultation on Development, Access to Justice and the Human Rights of Indigenous Women, held on October 30 – November 02, 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand that the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) convened in collaboration with the UN WOMEN Regional Office of Asia and Pacific. Focus of the cases and testimonies were on state and corporate development projects and their impact on the human rights of indigenous women. These projects included dams, mines, plantations, national parks and the like.

AIPP - 2013 March

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This documentary highlights the silent human rights violations against young girls and women in the Samburu community which the traditional practice of "beading" entails.
The practice known as “beading,” can briefly be described as a community-sanctioned, non-marital sexual relationship between Samburu men in the “warrior” age group, and young Samburu girls who are not yet eligible to be married.

Samburu Women Trust and IWGIA - 2012 December

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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 not yet eligible to be married

Samburu Womens Trust and IWGIA - 2012 November

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In this briefing paper prepared by AIPP’s Indigenous Women’s Programme in relation to the Rio +20 World Conference on Sustainable Development, indigenous women from the Asia-Pacific region share their key concerns and demands with respect to sustainable development and describe some concrete actions that would improve their role and equal participation in sustainable development initiatives.

AIPP & IWGIA - 2012 June 15

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The briefing paper analyses how gender relations in Asian indigenous societies have undergone and continue to undergo changes in response to external factors. Finally it draws conclusions and recommendations based on addressing problems through empowering indigenous women in traditional customary institutions.

AIPP - 2012 May

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This newsletter is an outcome of a project implemented by SWEEDO in Kenya and focuses on the tradition of “Girl beading” which entails engagement of very young girls in sexual relationships. The tradition frequently leads to cruel forceful abortions, increases the spread of HIV/AIDS and forces the girls to leave school. In the present newsletter the beading practice is for the first time highlighted and discussed.

SWEEDO and IWGIA - 2012 April

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Combined issue that brings together a mixture of different articles and perspectives on development, self-determination and the role of customary law. The articles touch upon indigenous peoples' economic, legal, social and political development.

IWGIA - 2010 December

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A short film on the production of pottery by the Awajun women of the Peruvian Amazon and its social, cultural, and economic significance

IWGIA, Ore-media - 2010 September

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Elisabeth Kiørboe, Diana Vinding, Martha Salazar, Vibeke Tuxen and Helle Munk-Ravnborg
The aim of the guidelines is to offer conceptual and practical tools for improving natural resource management activities and to open a dialogue among practitioners as to how gender and indigenous concerns can best become an integrated part of any natural resource management process anywhere in the world.

WWF, IWGIA, KULU, Nepenthes & DIIS - 2005 August

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This issue looks at the issues affecting indigenous women highlighting the impact of external social pressures on traditional gender structures.

IWGIA - 2004 June

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On December 22nd 1997, 32 women and 13 men in the los Naranjos encampment for displaced people in the community of Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico, were assasinated by heavily armed men.

IWGIA - 2001 June

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This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the indigenous peoples of Indochina.

IWGIA - 2001 January

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With articles from Asia, Latin America, Northern Scandivia, Africa & the Pacific this issue focuses on indigenous women; their special situation, their hopes and aspirations at the beginning of a new millenium.

IWGIA - 2000 November

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"Indigenous Women: The Right to a Voice" contains a collection of articles and interviews focusing on the situation of indigenous women today. With a few exceptions, the articles have been written by female indigenous grass roots activists and academics from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

IWGIA - 1998 April

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This first volume of "Indigenous Women on the Move" is composed of 9 articles written by indigenous women wherein they have attempted to show their distinct realities in their different areas of the world.

IWGIA - 1990 July

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