Virtual side-event during the 50th session of the Human Rights Council and the 15th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Time & Date: 5th of July 14:00-15:30 CEST, 08:00-09:30 in Peru, 20:00-21:30 in Chiang Mai
Violence against women and girls is a pervasive violation of human rights that persists worldwide
Violence Against Indigenous Women will be under consideration during the 50th session of the Human Rights Council (13 June – 8 July 2022) and at the 15th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. At the UN Human Rights Council session, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women will be presenting her thematic report on Violence Against Indigenous Women and the 15th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ( 4 July -8 July) will also consider this crucial topic under its agenda item 9 on the 5th of July.
The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), FIMI, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), and the Network of Indigenous Women in Asia (NIWA) will be partnering with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in Geneva and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland in organizing this side-event, to highlight the severe situation of violence and repression that Indigenous Women face, and to discuss possible steps to counter the violence they face.
● To examine what actions and measures must be taken to prevent violence against indigenous women and protect indigenous women from violence.
● To focus on possible ways to strengthen the role of the Human Rights Council, its subsidiary bodies, including EMRIP and the OHCHR.