Indigenous women are raising their voices against endemic violence
September 6, 2015
On top of everyday gender- and racial-based discrimination, indigenous women face a myriad of challenges including systematic exclusion from decision-making processes, insecure land rights, poverty and violence.
Globally, and in her home country of the Philippines, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz discusses the violent outcomes that indigenous women face when resisting land-grabbing and forced relocation by governments and corporations.
“When land rights are secure, women are better equipped to provide for themselves and their families. They earn up to 3.8 times more income and devote more money to savings and education. Their children are less likely to be malnourished, and they experience less violence – including up to eight times less domestic violence.”