Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program) and the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF/FIMI) will hold the Seminar Series as part of FIMI’s Global Leadership School of Indigenous Women, Program on Human Rights and International Advocacy Skills.
These seminars have been held at Columbia since 2013. The Seminar Series will be conducted remote in 2021.
Seminar Series overview, goals and methodology
Starting January 2021, 35 indigenous women leaders from around the world will participate at the eighth annual Global Leadership School of Indigenous Women of FIMI, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum. The program will last until May 2021 and focuses on indigenous women’s rights and international advocacy skills. It has a number of components: online, the Seminar Series at Columbia University, attendance of the virtual annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a monitoring process through FIMI’s virtual platform.
The Seminar Series at Columbia will be hosted by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR)/Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program, from 12 February to 7 May 2021. Seminars will take place on Fridays (except for the seminar of 5 May). This program aims at providing a complementary human rights curriculum to that planned under FIMI’s guidance, so as to give the opportunity to participants to explore a broader context of human rights topics and advocacy. Seminars are led by Columbia faculty as well as faculty of other universities and by FIMI leaders.