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AIPP and NIWA’s efforts to combat violence against Indigenous Women

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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:

1. Joint Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation and Network of Indigenous Women in Asia on Violence against Indigenous Women 

2. Network of Indigenous Women in Asia (NIWA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) condemns the coercion and threats against the relatives of Indigenous Women leader, Ms. Bai Bibyaon

3. We Demand Justice for Lakingme

4. Joint Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation and Networks of Indigenous Women in Asia: On Silenced issues of Violence against Indigenous Women at the time of Covid Pandemic 

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.

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