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25 November, 2019

Indigenous women of the Americas announce postponement of meeting in Mexico

Appointment that would bring together indigenous leaders of the three Americas will be held from February 26 to 29, 2020 in Mexico City.

The Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA) announced yesterday in a release that its VIII Continental Meeting will be postponed so that participant applications can be processed properly, according to the time and mechanisms of each indigenous organization in the region.

Postponing will allow for political, methodological and logistic preparation that is expected of such an event, taking into consideration that it is framed in the 25th anniversary of ECMIA.

Thus, ECMIA is trying to ensure the presence of indigenous leaders from Bolivia, Colombia, Chile and other countries in the continent which are in the midst of protests and social mobilization until now.

The discussions that this event will feature include the gaps and progress made on issues relevant to the indigenous women’s agenda, such as the persecution of human rights defenders, the impacts of climate change, poverty, health, education, defense of the territory and gender-based violence.

The call for applications will be open until December 20th and can be found here: https://forms.gle/7tNGd8cmkdYLQ1nu9.

For further information, please write to warmi@chirapaq.org.pe, ecmia.ecmia@gmail.com and mujeresindigenasconami@gmail.com.

The VIII Continental Meeting will take place from February 26th to 29th of 2020 in Mexico City, with the National Coordination of Indigenous Women (CONAMI) as the host organization.