The Indigenous Women’s Alliance for CEDAW call on the CEDAW Committee to adopt a new General Recommendation on Indigenous Women
The Indigenous Women’s Alliance for CEDAW launched a campaign supported by the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute, to call on the CEDAW Committee to adopt a new General Recommendation on Indigenous Women.
The campaign aims at:
- Further visibilizing the inter sectional discrimination experienced by indigenous women around the world.
- Broadening and expanding the understanding of women’s human rights at the international level and the UN Human Rights system.
- Supporting more effective mechanisms for holding states accountable for ongoing colonial and racist violence against indigenous women.
The alliance needs support for the petition and is looking for endorsements and comments. Since they aim to present everything in Geneva in October (CEDAW Session 62) letters of support and comments will be collected until September.
You can comment and provide support on your own, or as an organization. Letters of support, questions and/or feedback on the draft General Recommendation and its presentation to the CEDAW Committee can be sent to:
Please find below useful links and in attachment the relevant documents:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/CEDAW_Committee_Adopt_a_General_Recommendation_on_Indigenous_Women/?copy. This link will help you sign the petition. If you are not a member of the AVAAZ team, you can quickly sign up in order to support this important initiative.
This initiative was undertaken in collaboration between: Tzununijá Indigenous Women’s Movement, Tik Na’oj, Maya Association Uk’ ux B’e, Sinergia No´j, Community Studies and Psychosocial Action Team (ECAP), JASS (Just Associates) and the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI).