This is a guest post by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) this 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has been conducting a series of activities to combat violence against Indigenous Women. We have conducted research on violence against Indigenous Women during COVID-19 in Nepal and Bangladesh and analyzed the contributing factors and way forward. A factsheet on violence against Indigenous Women in Bangladesh has been developed and can be viewed here. There are also reports highlighting the multiple discrimination and inequalities faced by Indigenous Women and Indigenous Women with Disability.
AIPP has released statements related to violence against Indigenous Women:
AIPP has also been working in developing policies for gender justice and protection from sexual harassment and abuse. Similarly, we support our members conducting different advocacy activities related to violence during 16 Days of Activism.
Richa Pradhan is Newar Indigenous Women from Nepal who is currently working as a Project Officer of Network of Indigenous Women in Asia and as a consultant at AIPP. She has years of experience in gender, climate change and Indigenous Peoples rights.