Indigenous Women in COVID-19 to SDGs achievement: Frontline heroes’ New Normal with accelerated collective actions
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)
Organizer: Asia Indigenous Peoples People (AIPP)
Co-organizer: Asia Indigenous Women Network (AIWN), BAI Philippines, International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF), OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia, PEREMPUAN AMAN, Indonesia.
The SDGs global and regional reviews disclose ongoing grave inequality, loss of forest and biodiversity is drifting achievements further away. Additionally, COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted human wellbeing and environment commons globally threatening Indigenous Peoples with diverse identities at core who depend on natural resources. Indigenous Peoples particularly women demonstrated swift agility with collective self-mobilization offering multi-facet nature-based solution. These Asian grassroot heroes will share their ‘New Normal’ showcasing Indigenous Knowledge and customary practices, collective actions and multi-stakeholder mechanism to achieve immediate and long-term food security, better education and health services, equality, and environmental justice.