"Triple discrimination" holds back indigenous women and girls: FAO

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Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

Indigenous women and girls suffer from "triple discrimination" when it comes to their rights and well-being, according to an Advocacy Officer from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa has been at UN Headquarters in New York, taking part in an event on empowering indigenous women as part of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

He said women's work in farming and food production was often under-valued, or even invisible, when it comes to official statistics and national government efforts towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Matthew Wells asked Mr Fernandez de Larrinoa to outline the unique challenges indigenous women face.

Duration: 4'39"

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