Indigenous peoples in action Series / 19
Approaches regarding population have been centered on women only in their reproductive dimension, leading often to the development of policies that impinge on their dignity and rights, particularly in the case of indigenous women.
In recent decades, women have been working on different approaches to population growth and its impact on development. The most important aspect is to establish the cultural dimension as a key factor in understanding and implementing public policies on health and maternity which promote development opportunities and a decent quality of life, not only in the economic and social senses, but also at a personal level.
The contribution of the cultural dimension, developed by indigenous women, joins forces with their demand to make interculturality effective at all levels and for their greater participation in decision-making and policy design where these may involve or affect them. In order to do this, the situation of indigenous women and peoples must be determined.
POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN – Perspective and Proposal 20 Years after the VI International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo+20, presents indigenous women’s reflection on this topics, aiming at advocacy in the processes of evaluating the progress made since the IV Conference on population and development, together with their proposals and recommendations.
Sponsored by: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
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