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Giving Birth Upright, With Maté: Peru Clinics Open Arms to Indigenous Women

AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing position.” Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including

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Envoy on Youth addresses UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Youth Session

On May 11 2016, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, addressed the Youth Session of 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the topic on self-harm and suicide.   Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends It is a pleasure and an honour to address you today

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Indigenous Youth: Activism for Equal Rights

From: UNDESA Indigenous youth: activism for equal rights On 9 May, representatives of the world’s many indigenous communities gathered in New York for one of the most powerful platforms for dialogue on topics that affect indigenous peoples the most: the 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. We asked Dali Angel, co-chair of

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Young Indigenous and Disabled People Gear up for Election in Cambodia

When local elections were held in the province of Mondulkiri, eastern Cambodia, Bunthoeun Tola, a 20-year-old indigenous person and first-time voter, was turned away at the polling station because his name on the voter list did not match with his identification card. “It was spelled incorrectly and because of that I was barred from voting,”

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