Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Equal land rights for women
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
IIWF/FIMI is a network of indigenous women leaders from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, whose purpose is to strengthen indigenous women’s networks, increase their participation and visibility in the international arena, and build their capacities. The IIWF/FIMI's mission is to bring together Indigenous women activists, leaders, and human rights promoters from different parts of the world to coordinate agendas, build unity, develop leadership and advocacy skills; to increase Indigenous women’s role in international decision-making processes: and to advance women’s human rights.
The first goal of the IIWF/FIMI is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Indigenous Women’s Movement, invest in the leadership development of indigenous women, and facilitate alliances, partnerships, and dialogue aimed at advancing indigenous women’s individual and collective human rights. Its second goal is to provide indigenous women and indigenous women’s institutions with financial resources and technical assistance for capacity-building, strategic planning, collaboration, networking and leadership development. As a third goal, the IIWF/FIMI aims to engage indigenous women and their communities in the process of cultivating and distributing financial resources for their own development and for defending the human rights of Indigenous Peoples. The fourth goal is to develop innovative approaches to grantmaking that promote social justice and are based on a commitment towards interculturalism, a more equitable distribution of resources, and human rights.