In May 2018 the Indigenous Peoples Rights Program joined the campaign that aims at making Indigenous Women visible.
There are approximately 185 million Indigenous women in the world, belonging to more than 5,000 different Indigenous peoples. Despite the broad international consensus about the important role Indigenous women play in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, there are still limitations in the recognition and exercise of their rights.
The empowerment of Indigenous women is not only a central issue but also a necessary condition to eradicating hunger and malnutrition in the world. To this end, it is fundamental to raise awareness about the contributions that Indigenous women make to the achievement of Zero Hunger and to engage all stakeholders in eliminating the barriers that prevent them from enjoying their rights fully.
The 2030 Agenda and its stand-alone goal on gender equality, Goal 5, represent a unique opportunity to advance the rights of Indigenous women and address many of the challenges they currently face.
Under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and with the collaboration of the International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI/IIWF) and the News Agency of Indigenous and Afro-descendent Women (NOTIMIA), this global campaign aims at making Indigenous women’s challenges and contributions visible as a necessary step to “leave no one behind” in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
The Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger is an unprecedented opportunity to make visible Indigenous women contributions and challenges in the path to reach the Zero Hunger and the Sustainable Development Objectives.
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More than 65 academic institutions, universities, foundations, and Indigenous organizations have joined the campaign and are participating in the actions plans.