International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, August 9, 2022
On August 9, UN Women commemorates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. This year, the theme, which focuses on "Indigenous Languages", calls for the revitalization, preservation, and promotion of indigenous languages worldwide.
On the commemoration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the need to recover, preserve and maintain their languages and highlight the fundamental role that indigenous women play in this vital task, reaffirming their right to have their voices, diverse and a sample of the cultural richness they represent, heard loud and clear in all the spaces they inhabit, not only in the home and family but also in the political, social, economic and cultural space.
We consider it fundamental that this year the process is underway to implement General Recommendation 39 within the framework of the CEDAW on the rights of indigenous women and girls, which recognizes their individual and collective rights, including the right to equality and non-discrimination; to a life free of violence; to political participation and representation; to health, education and work; to self-determination; to resources such as land, water and food, and to access to justice, among others.
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Happy #IndigenousDay!— UN Women Caribbean (@unwomencarib) August 9, 2022
Join @unwomencarib in supporting indigenous women & girls in the Caribbean as they strive for rights, protection and their seat at any table where decisions are being made that impact their lives. #WeAreIndigenous #RoadToEquality pic.twitter.com/1gt10eze7y
On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we recognize the potential of the traditional knowledge held by #IndigenousWomen to eradicate poverty, enhance sustainable development, food security, and biodiversity.— UN Women (@UN_Women) August 9, 2022
Read our statement: https://t.co/R908XAKCfM pic.twitter.com/fAMzsMhflr