More indigenous women and youth standing up for their rights

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Martha Ntoipo. UN Photo/Grece Kaneiya

Indigenous women are taking on more leadership positions and standing up for their rights, according to a member of an East African indigenous community.

Martha Ntoipo is part of the Maasai community, a population of several hundred thousand people living in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.

She is at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a two-week forum on issues affecting indigenous people around the world.

Many advocates and experts are also assembling at the UN to support indigenous rights.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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