News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. When Women Have Land Rights, the Tide Begins to Turn

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - In Meghalaya, India's northeastern biodiversity hotspot, all three major tribes are matrilineal. Children take the mother's family name, while daughters inherit the family lands.

  2. The Relentless March of Drought - That ‘Horseman of the Apocalypse

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    ROME, Jun 07 (IPS) - By 2025 –that's in less than 8 years from today-- 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and two thirds of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions. Now it is feared that advancing drought and deserts, growing water scarcity and decreasing food security may provoke a huge ‘tsunami" of climate refugees and migrants.

  3. Asia - Indigenous Women Fight for Justice, Influence and Equity

    Monday, June 05, 2017

    COPENHAGEN, Jun 05 (IPS) - Indigenous women in Asia are setting examples in their efforts for a more peaceful, fair and equal world. But discrimination, poverty and lack of recognition still hinder indigenous women from fully participating in developing their societies.

  4. Re-Connect with Nature Now... Before It Is Too Late!

    Monday, June 05, 2017

    ROME, Jun 05 (IPS) - Now that president Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the world's largest polluter in history—the United States, from the Paris Accord, perhaps one of the most specific warnings is what a United Nations independent expert on rights and the environment has just said: "We should be fully aware that we cannot enjoy our basic human rights without a healthy environment."

  5. Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    ROME, May 26 (IPS) - Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe-- they are often victims of discrimination and denial of their rights.

  6. Social Forum Calls for Fight Against Corruption, to Defend the Amazon

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    May 03 (IPS) - Corruption has penetrated the Amazon rainforest like an illness that infects everything, said Ruben Siqueira, coordinator of the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), during the VIII Panamazonic Social Forum (FOSPA), which brought together in the Peruvian Amazon jungle representatives of civil society from eight Amazon basin countries.

  7. The Very Survival of Africa’s Indigenous Peoples ‘Seriously Threatened’

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    ROME, May 03 (IPS) - The cultures and very survival of indigenous peoples in Africa are seriously threatened. They are ignored, neglected and fall victims of land grabbing and land dispossession caused by extractive industries, agribusiness and other forms of business operations.

  8. Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.

  9. Long Way to Go for Indigenous Rights Protection

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 25 (IPS) - Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting.

  10. Indigenous Peoples - Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    ROME, Apr 25 (IPS) - It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world's war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a "tsunami" of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened.

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