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Articles with keyword "Indigenous Rights"

Paper Released Calling for Climate Justice - With Gender Justice

Posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Rights

Today, world leaders will attend a United Nations climate summit to present proposals to reduce emissions.

Indigenous women request UN to nominate a facilitator for world-level meeting

Posted on: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice

Indigenous Women of the Americas requested John Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly, to designate an indigenous delegate

Indigenous women request states to adopt an economic system that respects Nature

Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

The presence of extractive industries on land belonging to indigenous peoples has degenerated into a state of systematic violence against women

Indigenous Woman Testifies Before Human Rights Committee On Guatemala Human Rights Record

Posted on: Monday, March 19, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

Today, Ana Ceto Chávez of Muixil in Guatemala, will testify before the UN Human Rights Committee.

Indigenous Women of the Americas Reclaim their Rights before the United Nations

Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, UN

The Indigenous Women of North, Central and South America gathered today...

Indigenous Woman Leader Elected By the United Nations Appeals for the Right to Water

Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2011

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, UN

MADRE received this press release from Verónica Vargas...

Canada Endorses the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Monday, November 15, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights, US, Canada

The United States is now the lone holdout on endorsement of the Declaration.

Take Action: Colombian Organizations Receiving Death Threats Again

Posted on: Monday, June 21, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Colombian government has not taken the necessary measures to investigate and end the hostility towards Afro-descendants, indigenous people and women leaders, who are solely defending their human rights. Take action for their human rights.

Ex Braceros Defend Their Own Workers' Rights in Immigration Reform and in the International Debate on Migrant Indigenous Workers' Rights at the UN

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights

*The following is a press release from La Alianza de Ex-Braceros del Norte 1942-64.Statement to be read on April 22, 2010 3pm-6pm at UN General Assembly RoomSpeakers available from 6-8 pm Thursday, April 22, 2010 and 8-12 noon Friday, April...

Empowering Indigenous women leaders in Bolivia and across Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice

In January of 2010, close to 100 Indigenous women leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean met in La Paz, Bolivia for the conference Building Strategic Partnerships for Governance and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean ("Warmis KAY...

As Peruvian Indigenous Leader Seeks Asylum, Indigenous Voices Must Be Heard

Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Indigenous Rights

As protests by Indigenous Peoples continue in Peru, Indigenous leader Alberto Pizango this week took refuge at the Nicaraguan embassy in Lima.  The Peruvian government has sought his arrest, charging him with sedition for leading these protests.   Today,...

An Open Letter from the Continental Network of Indigenous Women to the Peruvian Government

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

By Tarcila Rivera Zea, member of MADRE's Network of Experts Partial translation from the original Spanish.  Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionLima, May 13, 2009To: Alan Garcia Perez, President of the Republic of PeruJavier Velasques Quesquen,  President of the Congress of...

Peru: Indigenous Youth Arts, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America & Caribbean, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights

For the fifth consecutive year, MADRE and our sister organization CHIRAPAQ facilitated a stone carving workshop for Indigenous Quechua and Ashaninkas youth in rural and urban communities in Ayacucho, Peru. The goal of the project is to give Indigenous children...

Roadmap to a Sustainable Future: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Monday, October 8, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

A version of this resource has appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus. Last month, after 30 years of advocacy by Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations finally passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Declaration...

Declaration on Indigenous Peoples' Rights Approaches Landmark UN Decision

Posted on: Thursday, September 13, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

September 13, 2007—New York—Today, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly will deliberate over whether to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a human rights framework over twenty years in the making. In advance of these negotiations, MADRE...

Stand for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Calls for the Adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesOn September 13, the UN General Assembly will decide whether to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration establishes a framework for...

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