Indigenous Women and the Sustainable Development Goals


Have a look at some of FAO’s publications on issues affecting indigenous peoples on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, and building on the momentum of the Violet Chair initiative - a call to policy makers, organizations, and all the international community to guarantee the full and effective participation of indigenous women in policy discussions and decision-making processes. For further reading, see the Publications catalogue.

#indigenous women, visible women – Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger
This brochure stresses indigenous women’s contributions to food security, and calls for increased visibility of indigenous women in all sectors of society.

FAO Policy on indigenous and tribal peoples
This document highlights key areas covered by FAO’s mandate and the importance of working together with indigenous peoples. 

Free Prior and Informed Consent: An indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities
This manual provides information about the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and how it can be incorporated into projects and programmes, ensuring that indigenous peoples’ rights are respected.

Indigenous food systems, agroecology and the Voluntary Guidelines on tenure
This report shares recommendations regarding participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making processes and dialogue with the private sector.

Indigenous peoples' food systems & well-being
This book describes participatory processes using local knowledge and activities specifically for local food, as well as overviews of indigenous peoples’ health circumstances, environmental concerns, and child feeding practices.

Indigenous peoples' food systems: the many dimensions of culture, diversity and environment for nutrition and health
This book describes the diversity in food systems, nutrition and health in 12 case studies of indigenous peoples in Canada, Colombia, the Federated States of Micronesia, India, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru and Thailand.

Indigenous and Tribal peoples: Building on biological and cultural diversity for food and livelihood security
This publication discusses the main issues affecting indigenous peoples and outlines some of FAO’s efforts to respond to both the human and environmental dimensions of their development concerns.

The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and Indigenous Peoples
This guide looks into the impacts and benefits of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries from an indigenous peoples’ perspective.

Shifting cultivation, livelihood and food security: New and old challenges for indigenous peoples in Asia
This publication takes stock of changes in livelihoods and food security among indigenous communities in Asia against a backdrop of significant socio-economic transformation.

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