Indigenous peoples

Indigenous and Afro-descendant communicators report from the Forum for the empowerment of indigenous women

24/01/2018 - 

Twelve indigenous and afro-descendant communicators from Mexico and Nicaragua reported live from Mexico City on the issues discussed during the High-Level Forum: Empower indigenous women to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the Forum, whose objective was to develop recommendations for public policies that promote gender equality and the rights of indigenous women, the communicators organized panel discussions, interviews and press releases to keep the indigenous women's organizations in the region informed. 

These communicators are articulated around the News Agency of Indigenous and Afro-descendant Women (NOTIMIA), a network that seeks to make visible the voices of indigenous women, their leadership, proposals, experiences and challenges. "We have had the opportunity to open spaces for the full and effective participation of indigenous women, making our views regarding hunger and malnutrition known. In addition, we raised our voices to make indigenous women contribution to the fulfillment of the 2030 agenda visible", said one of the members of NOTIMIA.

The collaboration between FAO and NOTIMIA during 2018 is articulated through the campaign for the empowerment of indigenous women which also counts with the collaboration of the International Indigenous Women Forum (IIWF / FIMI). This campaign seeks to continue raising awareness of the need to improve the living conditions of indigenous women throughout the world, advancing in the recognition of their rights and ensuring their full participation in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

One of the initiatives undertaken with this campaign is the photo contest "Indigenous women and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean", dedicated to the participation of indigenous women in the region. The bases of the contest can be consulted in the following link.

With the support of FAO, NOTIMIA also participated in the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), reporting among others on the work of the chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine; the conclusions on the research of the High-Level Group of experts on food security and nutrition in an interview with Terry Sunderland or talking with Saúl Vicente about the role of the civil society mechanism in the CSA.

We invite you to follow the work done by NOTIMIA within the High-Level Forum:

Press releases

Únete a la campaña “Hacerlas visibles, empoderarlas”: NOTIMIA-FIMI-FAO  

Consenso alcanzado entre las 200 mujeres indígenas y representantes de 13 gobiernos en Foro de Alto Nivel  

Mujeres indígenas son fundamentales para erradicar el hambre y malnutrición en AL y Caribe  

Foro de Alto Nivel: Empoderar a las mujeres indígenas para erradicar el hambre y la malnutrición en América Latina y el Caribe


Panel discussion

Panel Mujeres Indígenas y procesos de paz  

Panel los pueblos indígenas y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 

Panel Recursos naturales y seguridad alimentaria

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