Double discrimination for Indonesia's indigenous women

Toraja community from Indonesia

Indigenous women in Indonesia face a double marginalisation firstly as indigenous peoples and secondly as women. That's according to Rukka Sombolinggi, an indigenous woman from the Toraja community in South Sulawesi. Rukka Sombolinggi spoke to Jocelyne Sambira at a UN forum about the situation of indigenous women in Indonesia today.

Bassey Ikpi

A poet’s homage to her grandmother

Poetry is not an art form that is readily associated with the work of the United Nations. But try telling that to Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian poet and writer, who performed her work during the recently held Africa Day celebration at UN headquarters in New York. In this piece compiled by Beng Poblete-Enriquez, Bassey remembers her grandmother.

CEDAW logo

CEDAW logo

Focusing on women in conflict and post-conflict situations
"Women in conflict and post-conflict situations" is on the agenda of the current session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, is an international human rights treaty that focuses on women’s rights and women’s issues worldwide. Its Committee, an expert body made up of 23 women, meets periodically to review action taken by member countries to improve the situation of women. Pramila Patten, an expert on the Convention, told Gerry Adams that countries that ratified CEDAW are legally obligated to respect and fulfil women's human rights during times of armed conflict and in all peace-building processes.

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