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Indigenous women and climate change

Out of the approximate 370 million total indigenous peoples in the world, 185 million are estimated to be women. Indigenous peoples are disproportionately suffering from a multitude of discrimination and oppression based on their ethnicity, location and economic status; rendering them part of the poorest of the poor, most politically disempowered and culturally and socially discriminated. In addition to this, indigenous women are suffering from triple discrimination; for being women, being indigenous and as indigenous women and are, subsequently, obstructed from exercising their individual and collective rights. This article discusses the roles and contributions as well as the challenges and concerns of indigenous women.

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Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
  • Climate change
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • SDG 13 Climate action
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Mekong
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Author (corporate) Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation
Publication place Chiang Mai, Thailand
Publisher Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation
Keywords Indigenous women
Date uploaded June 17, 2015, 15:26 (UTC)
Date modified February 6, 2020, 07:52 (UTC)