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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. 

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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Séminaire de sensibilisation aux droits des populations/communautés autochtones en Afrique centrale et de l'est

Author: Commission Africain des Droit de l'Homme et des Peubles
Number of pages: 51
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-30-2
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
Cette publication donne un aperçu des présentations faites lors du séminaire régional de sensibilisation organisé par le Groupe de travail de la Commission africaine sur les populations/communautés autochtones en République du Congo du 22 au 25 août 2011. Un des objectifs de ce séminaire était d’informer les acteurs clés d’Afrique centrale et de l’est sur l’approche de la Commis...
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Regional Sensitization Seminar on the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Central and East Africa

Number of pages: 51
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-30-2
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
This publication gives an overview of the presentations made at the regional sensitization seminar organized by the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in the republic of Congo on 22 to 25 August 2011. One of the objectives of the seminar was to inform key stakeholders from East and Central Africa on the African Commission’s approach to promoting the rights...
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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 ...
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The Human Rights of the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island: Report of the international Observers’ Mission to Rapa Nui, August 2011

Number of pages: 38
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-27-2
Country publication is about: Chile, Rapa Nui
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 2012
The purpose of this Report, which has as background the recent events concerning the acts of police violence and criminalization of the territorial claims of the Rapa Nui peoples which occurred in the years 2010 and 2011, is to assess the human rights situation of the Rapa Nui people. This document corresponds to the Report prepared by a group of observers from different latitudes and disciplin...
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Pitfalls and Pipelines. Indigenous peoples and extractive industries

Number of pages: 446
ISBN number: 978-879-27861-8-0
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
The surviving lands of indigenous peoples include many of the most vulnerable and threatened ecosystems on our planet. Indigenous peoples have always made clear that they are culturally, spiritually, and economically interlinked with those lands. They, however, continue to suffer abuse of their rights, because of the desecration of these ecosystems that they hold sacred. Nowhere is this more keenl...
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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...
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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...
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Training manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in REDD+ for indigenous peoples

ISBN number: 978 87 92786 21 0
Release year: 2012
This manual aims to build the capacities of the indigenous peoples, networks and organizations to advocate and work for the effective implementation of FPIC for indigenous peoples in the activities and projects relating to REDD+. In particular, the objective of this manual is to equip indigenous peoples with the knowledge and understanding of FPIC and REDD+; and to provide a general guide to co...
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Annual Report 2011

Number of pages: 36
Release year: 2012
IWGIA's Annual Report 2011 gives examples of some of the activities implemented or supported by IWGIA during 2011 and major results. You can order a free copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak385ac73d6a50e8e85bfde59638a09f90').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to...
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Forest is Life - A Story of Climate Change, Forest and Communities

Number of pages: 22
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
Climate change has become an environmental problem affecting people throughout the world. Climate change is mainly the result of increasing global temperature, which results in shifting weather patterns such as unseasonal rains that affect agriculture, droughts, floods, plagues and diseases. Global warming is mainly the result of the increase of greenhouse gases, above all CO2, in the earth’s at...
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Cameroun: Quel Avenir pour les Baka?

Author: Aili Pyhälä
Number of pages: 80
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-23-4
Country publication is about: Cameroon
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
IWGIA rapport 13: Droits et moyens de subsistance des peubles autchtones dans le Sud-Est du Cameroun Les peuples autochtones de chasseurs-cueilleurs des forêts tropicales humides d’Afrique Centrale possèdent un patrimoine coutumier solide et précieux, développé au fil des millénaires dans des cultures qui sont particulièrement adaptées à vivre en forêt et à l’exploiter de faç...
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Cameroon: What Future for the Baka?

Author: Aili Pyhälä
Number of pages: 69
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-16-6
Country publication is about: Cameroon
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
The indigenous hunter/gatherer peoples of the Central African rainforests have a strong and valuable customary heritage, developed over millennia in cultures that are uniquely adjusted to living in and utilizing the forest in a harmonious and sustainable way. Today, the cultures and very survival of the indigenous peoples of Central Africa are under severe threat, as a result of being pushed off t...
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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.

Contact IWGIA

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E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
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