Program of “Indigenous Women leaders at Columbia”: a Seminar Series

12 February-7 May 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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. 

35 indigenous women leaders from around the world will participate at the eighth annual Global Leadership School of Indigenous Women of FIMI.
The overall program is organized in 390 hours, of which 190 hours are theoretical and 200 practical hours, which are developed over eight months, with a modular study regime. They are distributed in three phases: a first virtual phase of 4 months through intensive seminars presented by experts and Columbia University professors. A face-to-face phase of two weeks, which one week coincides with the Sessions of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN this year to be held virtually; and then a virtual tutorial and practice phase of four months to implement the Advocacy Plans that each participant formulates.
The schedule of the seminars at Columbia appears here.
A limited number of Columbia students specializing in human rights may attend. Please contact Prof. Elsa Stamatopoulou,, before February 9th.