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Articles with keyword "Indigenous Rights"

Breaking the gridlock of climate change negotiations: learning from allies

Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2014

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

An empowered civil society is itself an enforcement mechanism of human rights, transforming the human rights system from a legalistic framework into a powerful tool for social change. The climate justice movement is well placed to make use of this...

Indigenous Women and the Move towards the SDGs

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia. Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice. Peace Building, Women's Health, Economic Justice, UN, Haiti

In 2000, all member countries of the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 – a target date that is rapidly approaching.  These goals aim to tackle some of the most pressing threats of our...

Demanding Women's Human Rights in Guatemala: At a Glance

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

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

Indigenous women, women in prisons and women working in maquilas face widespread abuses in Guatemala.

Justice Delayed But Not Denied for Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala

Posted on: Monday, February 6, 2012

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

MADRE stands with Indigenous Guatemalan women demanding justice for war crimes under Rios Montt.

Bringing Together Women Leaders in Kenya (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

One of the important roles that MADRE plays is to connect the women leaders of our sister organizations.

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from the regions of Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, Africa and Northern Europe, gathered at the Global Forum for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty in Rome from the 13th to the 17th of November 2009.Reaffirming our...

MADRE Denounces Peruvian Police Crackdown on Indigenous Protesters

Posted on: Monday, June 8, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Indigenous Rights

Early Friday June 5, as hundreds of Indigenous protesters blocked a highway in the northern province of Bagua, a police force of some 600 opened fire into the crowd, killing 25 and injuring more than 150.  In subsequent clashes over...

Indigenous Women and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

A MADRE Position Paper Indigenous Peoples have fought for centuries against genocide, displacement, colonization, and forced assimilation, preserving their cultures and their identities as distinct Peoples. The ongoing attack has left Indigenous communities among the poorest and most marginalized...

Indigenous Women: Fighting for Rights, Creating Change

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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

MADRE Speaks Spring/Summer 2007 Long-time MADRE supporters may recall that our first partnership—formed in 1983—was with Indigenous women in Nicaragua. Ever since then, MADRE has worked with Indigenous women who are organizing to...

Violence against Indigenous Women

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Indigenous Rights

by Mónica Alemán April 25, 2007 We as Indigenous women have always worked to combat rape and other forms of sexual violence through strategies that recognize that their rights as women and as Indigenous Peoples are inextricably...

Indigenous Women and International Law

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Keywords: Indigenous Rights

Indigenous Women and International LawBy Dr. Myrna Cunningham KainApril 2003There has been much talk of democracy in recent decades. But even a cursory observation reveals that institutionalized racism against Indigenous Peoples is the norm in every "democratic" country. This racism...


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