ISHR Hosts Symposium on Environmental Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Symposium on Environmental Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls took place fem 14-15 April 2018 at Columbia. It was attended by more than 120 participants from all continents, various UN mandate holders, Indigenous Peoples' organizations, academics and others.

The Symposium was organized and sponsored by by the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), the Institute for the Study of Human Rights Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at Columbia University and el Fondo para el Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas del América Latina y el Caribe (FILAC). It was co-sponsored by: MADRE; Alaska Community Action on Toxics; Tribal Link; and Columbia University’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Native American Law Students Association, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Law School, Center for the Study of Social Difference, and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.

The Symposium successfully adopted a Declaration that was also presented during the 17th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Click below to access the Declaration: