The rights of Indigenous women is the theme for the Centre in 2004. Within the framework of the theme the Centre has published a report on Indigenous women and helds it annual seminar on the Rights of Indigenous Women.
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- report on indigenous women by Chandra Roy
- third session of the Permanent Forum and the pre-meeting of Indigenous women
- Beijing + 10
REPORT ON INDIGENOUS WOMEN
Within the framework of the theme the Centre has published a report of Indigenous women called Indigenous Women - A Gender Perspective. Report is written by Rajkumari Chandra Roy.
Indigenous Women: A Gender Perspective
Rajkumari Chandra Roy is a Chakma from Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. She is a lawyer. As an expert on indigenous issues, she worked for many years at the International Labour Office (ILO) where she was part of a team responsible for establishing a new inter-regional technical cooperation project aimed at increasing awareness and application of ILO starndards, in particular the Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (No. 169). She is currentrly working as independent consultant on international legal issues with emphasis on human rights, indigenous peoples, discrimination and gender issues.
INDIGENOUS WOMEN WAS A SPECIAL THEME FOR PFII IN 2004
World indigenous women gathered to the Indigenous Women Caucus Meeting on May 6-7 2004prior to the session of Permanent Forum. Meetingwas important preparatory meeting for the indigenous women particularly since the special theme year’s Permenent Forum’s session was Indigenous Women.
Already in last year’s session Indigenous women organised themselves to loose network in order to increase knowledge concerning Indigenous women and also to inform Indigenous women on the special theme of this year’s session. Preparatory meeting had a strong message:“Issues of Indigenous women has to be prioritised”.
During the past year, there has been several regional Indigenous women’s meetings such as,
- 2nd Asian Indigenous Women’s Conference in Baguio City, Philippines
- IV Continental Meeting of Indigenous Women of the Americas in Lima, Peru
- African Indigenous Women, Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge in Nairobi, Kenya .
BEIJING + 10
Women`s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) invitesindigenous women to contribute to the new globalmonitoring report in which women will assess and critique theprogress governments and internationalinstitutions have made in implementing the Beijing Platform for Action, which was agreed upon by 189 countries during the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 and the Millennium Development Goals, which resulted from the Millennium Summit in 2000.The report will be released early in 2005 to have maximum impact and visibility for the ten-year review of Beijing and the five-year review of the MDGs.
WEDO letter of invitation
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Beijing + 10 Regional Meeting Calendar