Archive for November 24th, 2020

24/11/2020

Indigenous Peoples and Land Rights in Myanmar

Human Wrongs Watch

20 November 2020 (IWGIA)* — After resisting the policy of forced assimilation enforced during the decades of military rule, today Indigenous peoples of Myanmar are subjected to land dispossession in the name of boosting economic development and implementation of the country’s climate commitments.

Community, part of the Karen people. Photo: Alejandro Parellada Community, part of the Karen people. Photo: Alejandro Parellada 

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is home to 54 million people, including more than 135 ethnic groups and Indigenous Peoples. Myanmar is thus considered to be one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Southeast Asia.

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24/11/2020

Indigenous Women in Colombia-Ecuador Border Are Leading Community Efforts to End Violence against Women

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN Women)* — “My indigenous community is hardworking, and a place where women have taken leadership roles in the fight to recover ancestral land,” says Luz Angélica Tarapuez, from the municipality of Cumbal, in the department of Nariño, on the Colombian-Ecuadorian border.

Luz Angelica Tarapuez. Photo: UN Women/Hombres en Marcha

She is among 94 indigenous women and farm workers who have attended the training school, ‘Soy Rosita, soy mujer, soy campesina, soy indígena’ [I am Rosita, I am a woman, I am a farmer, I am indigenous].

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24/11/2020

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Human Wrongs Watch

24 November 2020 (UN Women)* — The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020) under the global theme, Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!.

Orange the world: Fund, respond, prevent, collect

UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.

The campaign is part of UN Women’s efforts for Beijing+25 and building up to launch bold new actions and commitments to end violence against women at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico and France in 2021.

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24/11/2020

1 in 3 Women and Girls Experience Physical or Sexual Violence. And 71% of All Human Trafficking Victims Are Women and Girls

Illustration of women shouting in a speaker while wearing their protective mask

The UN System together with UN Women is joining hands with survivors, activists, decision-makers, and people from every walk of life, to shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention and data that shapes better-informed responses. | PHOTO:UN Women

24 November 2020 (United Nations)* — Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.

This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it.

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24/11/2020

‘COVID-19 Is Overshadowing What Has Become a “Pandemic of Femicide” and Related Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls’

UN Women/Alfredo Guerrero | Labels with the names of victims of femicide, as well as the ‘unknown’ represent the victims of femicide at an exhibition in Mexico.

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked on 25 November, Ms. Šimonović said the rise in femicides and violence was “taking the lives of women and girls everywhere” around the world, as the coronavirus continues to rage out of control. 

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