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Activities to support the #IndigenousWomen, Visible Women campaign 

1. Join the campaign

Click here to make the registration of your organization and send your logo to indigenous-peoples@fao.org so it could be published on the campaign website. 



2. Focus on them!

Make indigenous women the protagonists of your stories. 

Produce media content such as interviews, photos and video stories, chronicles, research or analysis about any of the following topics: 

a) How indigenous women contributes to food and nutrition security and to the social and economic development of their communities. 

b) The full and effective participation of indigenous women in decision-making process and in the formulation of public policies. 

c) The role of indigenous women as food producers, defenders of natural resources, lands and territories and guardians of traditional knowledge.

d) The particular challenges indigenous women face in moving towards sustainable development. 

Send your stories to indigenous-peoples@fao.org so we can share them through the indigenous women campaign website.

3. Share your data!

Promote the research and publications about indigenous women contribution to food security. 

Share any data, publication, research or new knowledge about this topic so we can build a repository of indigenous women.

Any data, short or long investigation, will be useful. Send it to indigenous-peoples@fao.org.


4. Support the violet chair initiative!

Nothing about indigenous women, without indigenous women

The initiative of the violet chair is a call to the authorities, organizations, international community, academia and civil society to guarantee and make visible the full and effective participation of indigenous women in decision-making processes that affect them and their communities.

How to do it?

1. Organize meetings, forums and dialogue spaces where indigenous women from indigenous communities, to present their vision and proposals to respond to the challenges of food and nutrition security and the sustainable development.

2. Use a violet chair, which can be made with indigenous textiles, symbols or handicrafts in violet tones, in presidiums, round tables, panel discussions, and any other dialogue space, where there is an indigenous woman participating and raising her voice on behalf of indigenous women.

3. Call artisans from indigenous communities to create a violet chair with elements of their own culture (textiles, symbols, handicrafts) to call on authorities, organizations, the international community, academia and civil society to guarantee full participation of indigenous women in the decision-making processes that directly affect them and their communities.



5. Spread the word!

Read more about indigenous women and their contribution to food security and nutrition here. 

Download the campaign materials here and share them on your social-media channels.

For further information and to register any activity developed within the framework of the Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women, please contact indigenous-peoples@fao.org