Peru: a democracy that excludes victims

BY ANA MARÍA VIDAL CARRASCO FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Alberto Fujimori's dictatorship forcibly sterilized at least 6,974 women, especially rural Indigenous and Quechua-speaking people. To carry it out, the government simulated a supposed public policy that would empower sexual and reproductive rights. Although this crime was used in several electoral campaigns, none of the democratically elected presidents have advanced the development of a policy for reparations for the victims. While the Judiciary denies them access to justice, reality shows us that we have a democracy that was never built among equals.

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Women face the patriarchal and colonial legacy of mining extractivism

BY ELIZABETH LÓPEZ CANELAS FOR INDIGENOUS DEBATES

One of Bolivia's main social and historical debts relates to the impact of traditional mining on women's health. Feminicides, physical and psychological violence, and mercury contamination are the most common of its consequences. In turn, the domination of men in communities in new mining regions, due to the migration of male workers, has led to the growth of human trafficking, prostitution, and alcoholism. As the problem deepens, there are no systematic studies on the health effects of heavy metal accumulation in the body.

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Community protection mechanisms for women’s rights in Ecuador

BY MARIANA YUMBAY YALLICO FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

67.8% of Indigenous women in Ecuador have suffered some form of violence: physical, psychological, sexual, in failures to pay alimony, inheritance conflicts, and denial of land access. In these cases, the new plurinational and intercultural State recognizes ancestral justice as a conflict resolution option coming out of the 2008 Constitution. Indigenous women demand that the State generate policies to prevent and punish all forms of violence, while also questioning the patriarchal mentality of their authorities.

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IWGIA is looking for a Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser with great drive and commitment

Do you have solid experience with obtaining and managing funding from private foundations and institutional donors? Do you have strong networks and are you able to spot opportunities and new markets for fundraising? And are you eager to support the rights of some of the most marginalised peoples in the world?  

If yes, perhaps you are our new Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser.  

IWGIA has ambitious goals to increase our support to Indigenous Peoples’ rights. As part of this we must diversify and increase our funding. As Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser, you are key to making this happen by taking the lead on relationship building, donor reporting and compliance and fundraising.

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CHT Commission expresses profound shock over the court's acceptance of the investigation report clearing accused perpetrators in Kalpana Chakma's disappearance case

The CHT Commission is deeply saddened and dismayed by the recent ruling issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Rangamati on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, regarding the disappearance of indigenous rights activist Kalpana Chakma. Under the supervision of Rangamati Senior Judicial Magistrate Fatema Begum Mukta, the court's decision to accept the police's final report, thereby absolving all suspects1, has left us profoundly shocked and disappointed.

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