Maribeth Bugtong

Maribeth Bugtong

Indigenous women are visible in the CSW61 agreed conclusions

29 March 2017, 2:00 am

Indigenous women are visible in the outcome document of the recent 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women which happened on 13-24 March in New York.

In the Agreed Conclusions, there are two particular provisions for indigenous women:

34. The Commission recognizes that the economic empowerment, inclusion and development of indigenous women, including through the establishment of indigenous-owned businesses, can enable them to improve their social, cultural and civil and political engagement, achieve greater economic independence and build more sustainable and resilient communities, and noting the contribution of indigenous peoples to the broader economy.

Implementing empowerment

gg. Take measures to promote the economic empowerment of indigenous women including by ensuring access to quality and inclusive education and meaningful participation in the economy by addressing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face and barriers, including violence, and promote their participation in relevant decision-making processes at all levels and in all areas, and respecting and protecting their traditional and ancestral knowledge, and noting the importance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, for indigenous women and girls;

For many years up to present, indigenous women have been attending CSW sessions advocating for the promotion of the right of indigenous women and girls. They have been holding dialogues with UN and government representatives to advance the human rights of indigenous women and girls and side events to highlight the contexts, experiences and demands of indigenous women and girls around the world.

You may check the official document at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017.

UNPFII16 (2017)

24 April 2017, 6:25 am

24 April - 5 May 2017

UN Headquarters, New York

Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”

See more at https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/unpfii-sessions-2/sixteenth-session.html

CSW61 (2017)

13 March 2017, 3:03 am

13-24 March 2017

UN Headquarters, New York, USA

Themes:

Priority theme: 
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Review theme:
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)

Emerging issue/Focus area:
The empowerment of indigenous women

For more details, visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

  • Priority theme: 
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women
  • - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017#sthash.VPsddrJa.dpuf
  • Priority theme: 
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women
  • - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017#sthash.VPsddrJa.dpuf

International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017, 7:32 am

Date: 8 March

Theme: "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030"

For more details, please visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day.

“Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.h1RpZ6ET.dpuf
“Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.h1RpZ6ET.dpuf

EMRIP10

10 July 2017, 3:12 am

10 to 14 July 2017

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Provisional agenda


Items on the provisional agenda of the tenth session include:

  • Panel discussion and interactive dialogue on indigenous human rights defenders.
  • Study and advice on good practices and challenges, including discrimination, in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples, in particular indigenous women and indigenous persons with disabilities.
  • Interactive dialogue with national human rights institutions and similar mechanisms.
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Follow-up on thematic studies and advice.

 

See more details at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Pages/Session10.aspx

UNPFII16

24 April 2017, 3:00 am

24 April to 5 May 2017

UN Headquarters, New York

Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”

See more details at https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/unpfii-sessions-2/sixteenth-session.html. 

Ahead of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on March 13 to 24, 20017 when one of the points of discussion is on the empowerment of indigenous women, UN Women has launched the Strategy for Inclusion and Visibility of Indigenous Women last December 2016. The strategy “crystalizes UN Women’s long-standing commitment to indigenous women. It serves as the organization’s first official frame of reference for bring­ing UN Women’s programming to scale in a coherent and consistent manner across the organization.”

You can download the strategy document here.

CSW61

13 March 2017, 5:55 am

13 to 24 March

UN Headquarters, New York

13 to 24 March 2017
13 to 24 March 2017

Themes

  • Priority theme: 
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women

See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

 

9th Anniversary of the UNDRIP

13 September 2016, 6:25 am

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016

9 August 2016, 3:17 am

Theme: “Indigenous Peoples and Education”

This year’s theme draws attention to the issue of indigenous peoples and education. Indigenous peoples continue to face challenges in accessing their right to education, in particular their right to education in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning and with full recognition of the diversity of their cultures. Highlights from the forthcoming publication “State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Volume III” on this topic of indigenous peoples and education will be discussed at a special event at the UN Headquarters event in observance of the International Day.- UN Division for Social Policy and Development Indigenous Peoples