VOICES OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS AT THE UN
April 21-28, 2017 - United Nations
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, together with partner organization MADRE, has invited Indigenous women leaders from across the world to participate at the sixteenth edition of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in New York. The goal of this project is to support their advocacy efforts at the UN and promote the effective participation of women from civil society in the international arena by shaping and influencing discussions and processes.
On the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples our organizations will co-host a delegation of Indigenous women leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America. From April 21-28, 2017, the delegates will engage in an exchange of knowledge and experience with fellow activists, UN experts, and governments representatives.
Coming from different parts of the world with particular needs and demands, the delegation finds common ground on issues including Indigenous and women’s rights, climate change, conflict resolution, and sustainable development. This year, we will focus on understanding the scope and potential of international rights instruments such as the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples—a landmark document that protects the livelihoods and resources of Indigenous communities worldwide— to design effective strategies to respond to the threats that prevent the realization of collective and individual rights.
We have planned a number of events for the delegation intended to create a platform to share different approaches among movements and peoples. We will host public panel discussions on movement building and how to confront and lobby policy-makers. Seeking to cultivate an international network of Indigenous women and allies, we will also host a joint reception that will facilitate dialogue among members of civil society, political representatives, and other key actors.
This project is part of an on-going collaboration between RLS–NYC and MADRE to support Indigenous women leaders, and it embodies one of the primary goals of our organization: to cooperate with progressive leaders from the Global South by supporting and enabling opportunities to influence decision-making processes at the United Nations.
UNPFII Side Event – Our Way Forward: A Movement Dialogue to Defend and Advance Our Rights
Monday, April 24, 1:15-2:30 pm
FF Building, Rio Room
340 East 45th St (between Second and First Ave), New York
Download flyer here.
Panel Event – Indigenous Women’s Resistance for Climate Justice is Global
Thursday, April 27, 6:00-7:40 pm
Followed by a Reception, 7:40-9:00 pm
Church Center for the United Nations, Second Floor Room
777 United Nations Plaza (44th St & First Ave), New York
In collaboration with the People’s Climate Movement—New York
Download flyer here.
~ English and Spanish interpretation will be provided at both events ~
For details & RSVP, please contact Mariana Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, together with partner organization MADRE, has invited Indigenous women leaders from across the world to participate at the sixteenth edition of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in New York. The goal of this project is to support their advocacy efforts at the UN and promote the effective participation of women from civil society in the international......
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