Briefings

Preliminary Report: International and Interfaith Solidarity Mission In Defense of Indigenous Communities Fighting Impunity

Number of pages: 10
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This report reflects on the outcomes of the International and Interfaith Solidarity Mission (ISM) in Defense of Indigenous Communities Fighting Impunity on 17-19 November 2012 at Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines. The ISM was organized by the KALUMBAY Regional Lumad Organization, KARAPATAN Northern Mindanao Region, Community-Based Health Services (CBHS)-Northern Mindanao, Asia Indigenous People...
Read more Download publication

Briefing Paper: Indigenous Women in Asia - Challenges in their access to justice

Number of pages: 36
Country publication is about: Thailand, Tailandia, Laos, Cambodia, Camboya, Philippines, Filipinas, Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
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...
Read more Download publication

Violence, Customary Law and Indigenous Women’s Rights in Asia

Number of pages: 24
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
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. Values and gender relations of the dominant mainstream society which indigenous peo...
Read more Download publication

Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls: A Complex Phenomenon

Number of pages: 12
Release year: 2013
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 understa...
Read more Download publication

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...
Read more Download publication

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...
Read more Download publication

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...
Read more Download publication

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...
Read more Download publication

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...
Read more Download publication

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...
Read more Download publication

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...
Read more Download publication

Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor and Indigenous Peoples in Kenya

Author: Kanyinke Sena
Number of pages: 24
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
This report explores the potential impacts of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia transport corridor project (LAPSSET) on Indigenous peoples in Kenya as observed by a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. It outlines some of the potential threats that Indigenous Peoples face and provides some recommendations to address these challenges. Views and opinions expressed ...
Read more Download publication

Coal Mining in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia

Number of pages: 4
Country publication is about: Russia, Rusia
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 2012
In Kemerovo Oblast, West Siberia, the coal-mining industry is extracting “black gold” while destroying the environment and the rich traditional culture and natural resource management of the Shorts and the Teleut– two of Russia’s small numbered indigenous peoples. The development of resource-intensive industries in Kemerovo Oblast has high environmental costs, including the deterioratio...
Read more Download publication

Mineral extraction in the Taimyr Peninsula

Number of pages: 4
Country publication is about: Russia, Rusia
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 2012
Briefing note about the environmental consequences of mineral mining on the indigenous Evenkis, Nenets, Dolgans, Nganasans and Ents of the Russian Taimyr Peninsula. In the Taimyr Peninsula, the Norisk Nikel Company is extracting and processing precious minerals. It produces 35% of the world’s Palladium, 25% of its platinum, 20% of its nickel and 10% of its cobalt. The Taimyr Peninsula was...
Read more Download publication

Voices of Indigenous Women

Number of pages: 8
Region publication is about: Asia, Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 2012
When discussing, planning and implementing sustainable development and environmental conservation project, a most important voice often tends to remain unheard: the voice of indigenous women. This despite the fact that indigenous women have valuable and specialized knowledge and experience with managing natural resources and protecting the environment that could play a key role in sustainable deve...
Read more Download publication

What kind of environment? Reconciling Indigenous People's Rights and Environmental Conservation Policies - A case study from Thailand

Author: Christian Erni and Prawit Nikornuaychai
Number of pages: 23
Country publication is about: Thailand, Tailandia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2004
All over the world environmental conservation laws clash with the interests and rights of indigenous communities. In Asia, for example, millions of indigenous people are threatened with forced relocation due to the establishment of new or the strict enforcement of policies on existing protected areas. The case study presented in this paper shows how an indigenous community in Thailand has succ...
Read more Download publication

Beads of Bondage

Number of pages: 15
ISSN number: The Samburu Girl Child Magazine, Issue 1, November 2011 - April 2012
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
This newsletter is an outcome of a project implemented by SWEEDO in Kenya. The project focuses on Samburu womens rights in relation to traditional practises. Indigenous pastoralist women in northern Kenya, including the Samburu women, suffer from many human rights violations as both belonging to marginalized indigenous communities and as being women who are victims to various forms of harmful trad...
Read more Download publication

Drivers of Deforestation? Facts to be considered regarding the impact of shifting cultivation in Asia

Number of pages: 12
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
An estimated 260 million indigenous peoples live in Asia. Most of them inhabit forested uplands where a large number of them practice shifting cultivation, which is also called as swidden cultivation or rotational farming. For them, shifting cultivation is not merely a technique of farming; it is their way of life. Government policies and laws have attempted to limit or outright ban shifting culti...
Read more Download publication

Indigenous peoples and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Number of pages: 5
Release year: 2012
This briefing note aims to show how Indigenous Peoples’ exclusion from political decision-making processes - locally, nationally, regionally and globally - places them in a position of extreme disadvantage vis-à-vis imposed industrial activities that affect their individual and communal lives, territories and resources. This is particularly evident in the case of the extractive sector. At the e...
Read more Download publication

ASEAN, Climate Change, REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples

Author: Christian Erni
Number of pages: 19
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2011
Briefing paper informing about indigenous peoples in South East Asia, the impact of climate change and the possibilities and threats represented by REDD +. It considers the responses of the ASEAN regarding these global challenges and makes recommendation as to how ASEAN should promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples in relation to climate change and climate change. Contents: The...
Read more Download publication

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

Number of pages: 8
Release year: 2009
For many indigenous peoples, climate change is already a reality. Melting ice sheets in the Arctic makes hunting sea mammals and fishing difficult and risky, erratic rainfalls reduce productivity of fields and pastures, storms and floods destroy crops and homes. While indigenous peoples’ diverse and resilient livelihood systems have enabled them to survive in often harsh and forbidding envir...
Read more Download publication

Shifting Cultivation and Climate Change

Number of pages: 8
Release year: 2009
In the age of global climate change, resource use and management practices that rely on the use of fire and thus emit carbon are coming under increased pressure. This is particularly the case with shifting cultivation. Because shifting cultivation is so different from the forms of agriculture practiced in the lowlands and by the majority populations, it is one of the most misunderstood land use...
Read more Download publication

ASEAN's Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples are not at all mentioned or referred to in any ASEAN document, even though they are an integral part of the ASEAN Community and among its most vulnerable sectors, whose interest the ASEAN has committed itself to protect. The failure of the ASEAN to address the plight of its Indigenous Peoples despite its expressed commitment to human rights and social justice is a shortcomin...
Read more

Climate Change, Trees and Livelihood: A Case Study on the Carbon Footprint of a Karen Community in Northern Thailand

Number of pages: 30
Country publication is about: Thailand, Tailandia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2011
For decades, indigenous peoples living in the highlands of Thailand have been accused of deforestation, causing forest fires and thus air pollution. In recent years, they have also been accused to cause global warming by producing greenhouse gases due to the alleged “improper” form of agriculture they are practicing. Thus, indigenous communities have come under even greater pressure by the gov...
Read more Download publication

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.

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you do not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand