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09 Aug 2018
8 August 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has urged countries to unite behind a campaign to promote indigenous women’s rights  and encourage their participation in policy discussions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.   Clic here to...
09 Aug 2018
There are 185 million indigenous women worldwide. They are fisherwomen, pastoralists, hunter-gatherers and defenders of their lands and natural resources. Despite their economic and social contribution, indigenous women are often excluded from decision-making processes. Their work is often undervalued and unpaid, and their rights are not always respected. Which is why we need to raise the voices of Indigenous women says Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa, FAO's Indigenous Peoples Team Leader.   Listen to the podcast here!
08 Aug 2018
It is estimated that there are more than 185 million indigenous women in the world belonging to different regions and cultures. Although their way of life and traditions are not the same, most of them play a crucial role in guaranteeing the food security of their communities and in protecting natural resources, benefitting the more of 7 billion people inhabiting the world. Indigenous women participate in multiple productive activities and contribute to the economic and social development of their communities. They are fisherfolks, farmers, pastoralists, shepherds and forest guardians, among many other roles. "But on many occasions, our rights are neither recognized,...
26 Jul 2018
Under the framework of the Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger, FAO and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) launch the “Indigenous women and food security in Asia” Photo contest. We invite all indigenous women from Asia to participate in this initiative that seeks to highlight the different ways in which indigenous women contribute to food security and the economic and social development of their communities. The best ten photos will be part of a photographic exhibition that will take place in FAO headquarters and...
18 Jul 2018
The Violet Chair represents the place of indigenous women in negotiating tables, dialogue spaces and policy-making processes. This initiative is part of the Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger,launched by FAO in January 2018, with the collaboration of the International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI/IIWF) and the News Agency of Indigenous and Afro-descendent Women (NOTIMIA