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CEDAW Committee: Adopt a General Recommendation on Indigenous Women

CEDAW Committee: Adopt a General Recommendation on Indigenous Women

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This petition has been created by Indigenous W. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Indigenous W.
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The purpose of this petition is to request your support in order to step forward together in affirming and exercising our specific rights as indigenous women around the world.

We know that indigenous women in all parts of the world face conditions and situations that intensify the violence that we experience as women and that our demands as indigenous women relative to our specific rights are often invisibilized.

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the first and most important instrument of the United Nations that holds states responsible for acts of violence against women, whether perpetrated by the State or by private persons. However, we as indigenous women feel that the CEDAW Convention does not specifically address the type of racism and discrimination we experience, nor does it take into account the relationship between our collective rights as indigenous communities and our rights as women.

Faced with this situation, a group of organizations joined forces to develop a document that reflects our concerns and claims regarding our individual and collective rights as indigenous women, and we will submit this document, with your support, to the CEDAW Committee, calling upon them to issue a specific General Recommendation on Indigenous Women, based on the proposals contained in this document.

We need your support to show the CEDAW Committee that this is important for indigenous women to exercise and enjoy our human rights.

Please sign the petition, and if you want to read, comment on or share the original document, please contact us at: mujeresindigenascedaw <at> gmail . com

In solidarity, Indigenous Women’s Alliance for CEDAW

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).

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