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World's Indigenous People day

The International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 every year and pays tribute to the indigenous communities of the world.

A centuries-old marginalization and a set of different vulnerabilities expose indigenous peoples to the serious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge is appreciable.

Indigenous women are the backbone of indigenous peoples’ communities and play a crucial role in the preservation and transmission of traditional ancestral knowledge.

They have an integral collective and community role as carers of natural resources and keepers of scientific knowledge.

Many indigenous women are also taking the lead in the defense of indigenous peoples’ lands and territories and advocating for indigenous peoples’ collective rights worldwide.

Even after they often suffer from intersecting levels of discrimination on the basis of gender, class, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Indigenous women particularly suffer are following:-

~high levels of poverty.

~low levels of education and illiteracy. ~limitations in the access to health.

~basic sanitation.

~credit and employment.

~limited participation in political life.

~domestic and sexual violence.

Besides, their right to self-determination, self-governance and control of resources and ancestral lands have been violated over centuries.

Small but significant progress has been made by indigenous women in decision-making processes in some communities.

Achieving leadership in communal and national roles, and stood on the protest frontlines to defend their lands and the planet’s decreasing biodiversity.

The reality, however, remains that indigenous women are widely under-represented. disproportionately negatively affected by decisions made on their behalf and are too frequently the victims of multiple expressions of discrimination and violence.

This International Day of Indigenous Peoples, let’s reclaim the role of these heroines. All the community have it's own role and importance for better world.

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