News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. No Vaccine for the Pandemic of Violence Against Women in Latin America

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Nov 24 (IPS) - Despite significant legal advances in Latin American countries to address gender-based violence, it continues to be a serious challenge, especially in a context of social crisis aggravated by the covid-19 pandemic, which hits women especially hard.

  2. Social Movement Voices Fall on Deaf Ears of Governments at COP26

    - Inter Press Service

    GLASGOW, Nov 11 (IPS) - One element that runs through all social movement climate summits is their rejection of the official meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the low ambition of its outcomes - and the treaty's 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) was no exception.

  3. Indigenous Peoples Want to Move Towards Clean Energy Sovereignty

    - Inter Press Service

    GLASGOW, Nov 09 (IPS) - In the community of Bella Bella on Turtle Island in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the indigenous Heiltsuk people capture heat from the air through devices in 40 percent of their homes, in a plan aimed at sustainable energy sovereignty.

  4. In Glasgow, Indigenous People Pound the Table for Their Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    GLASGOW, Nov 04 (IPS) - "For my people, the effects of climate change are a daily reality. The rainy season is shorter and when it rains, there are floods. And we have suffered from drought," said Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a member of the Wodaabe or Mbororo pastoral people of Chad.

  5. Indigenous Communities & Human Rights Defenders Under Siege in Colombia

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 03 (IPS) - On 21 October, I had the honor of addressing the UN Security Council at the annual open debate on Women, Peace and Security. I spoke as a member of Cxhab Wala Kiwe, which means “Great People’s Territory” in the Nasa Yuwe language, also known as ACIN—Association of Indigenous Councils of the North of Cauca—in Colombia.

  6. Indigenous Peoples in Mexico Defend Their Right to Water

    - Inter Press Service

    LERMA/COYOTEPEC, Mexico, Sep 18 (IPS) - In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent to the country’s capital–, access to water has been based on collective work.

  7. Even as IUCN Congress Closes, Conservation Debate Hots Up

    - Inter Press Service

    MARSEILLE, France, Sep 15 (IPS) - One of the most hotly debated issues at the recently concluded IUCN Congress in Marseilles was about designating 30 percent of the planet's land and water surface as protected areas by 2030.

  8. Solar Energy Revitalises Indigenous and Farming Communities in Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Aug 16 (IPS) - Communities in Arica y Parinacota, the region in the extreme north of Chile, are using solar energy and are being empowered by projects for shrimp and trout farming, the production of yarn from camelid wool, the production of tomatoes and cheese, and even the sale of surplus solar power to the national electric grid.

  9. Indigenous Peoples Need Recognition, Reciprocity & a New Social Contract

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic has invited the world to reflect on relationships – between people within and across countries and communities, and between people and nature around the planet.

  10. When Branded as a Born Criminal: The Plight of India’s De-Notified Tribes

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jul 30 (IPS) - Branded as being born ‘criminal’ 150 years ago under British colonial rule, De-Notified Tribes (DNTs) continue to bear the brunt of the various laws that stigmatised them since 1871.

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