Indigenous peoples

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06 Jul 2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, and the International Indigenous Women’s Forum, IIWF/FIMI, are pleased to call for indigenous women leaders from Africa to the Training of Trainers on Human Rights, Food and Nutrition Security.  FIMI is a global network of indigenous women leaders that links local, national and regional organizations from Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas. FIMI’s mission is to bring together indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world to coordinate agendas, capacity-build and develop leadership roles. FIMI encourages the coherent and substantive inclusion of the...
09 May 2018
The Photography Contest “Indigenous Women and Food Security in Latin-America and the Caribbean” received more than 90 photographs taken by indigenous women. The first places were won by indigenous women from the Zapoteco, the Maya Q’echi’ and the Aymara peoples. Being an indigenous woman was one of the requirements to participate in this photography contest, that is part of the Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International...
02 May 2018
Representantes de Las Veguillas y San Fabián de Alico conocieron iniciativa que busca estabilizar las poblaciones del huemul, zorro de Darwin y queule en la Región de Ñuble. Completo respaldo al proyecto que promueve buenas prácticas agrícolas y turísticas para la conservación de especies amenazadas en la región de Ñuble entregaron los integrantes de las comunidades Las Veguillas y San Fabián de Alico.  La iniciativa del 
30 Apr 2018
Indigenous women and men should have equal rights to lands and territories. In some communities indigenous women are marginalize and do not have access to land. Increase the visibility of indigenous women will raise awareness of these challenges they face. The Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger, launched by FAO, FIMI and Notimia, aims at making indigenous women’s challenges and contributions visible as a necessary step to “leave no one behind” in the...
23 Apr 2018
From 16-27 April 2018, the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is taking place under the theme: “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources”. As this theme directly links to FAO’s mandate, FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, delivered a video-message in which he stressed the need to address the extreme poverty faced by indigenous peoples worldwide to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  “Despite of the vastness of indigenous peoples’ cultures, spirituality and traditional knowledge, indigenous peoples have not seen respected their collective rights to their ancestral lands, territories and resources, as...