Exposing the Hidden Violence against Indigenous Human Rights Defenders
Date: 25 April
Time: 6:30pm - 7.45pm
Location: Conference Room 4, UNPFII
Co-organised by: ILC, ALLIED, ICCA Consortium, FPP, IPRI, IWGIA, AIPP, Kapaaeng Foundation, OPDP, Azul, Docip
Interpretation services generously provided by Docip
This side event will highlight the disproportionate human rights abuses Indigenous human rights defenders suffer and on means and ways on how to increase the visibility and actions needed to address this condition. We will also shine a spotlight on the strategies these communities have used to fight back against these attacks. We will make a number of recommendations to governments and the UN system, as well as on how to strengthen collaboration for documentation and reporting on indigenous human rights defenders towards increasing their protection and access to justice.