In Focus: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On 9 August, UN Women joins indigenous peoples around the world to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year, the day focuses on the theme “Indigenous Languages”, and calls to revitalize, preserve, and promote indigenous languages around the world.
The 370 million indigenous people living across 90 countries are the custodians of the majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages. Every two weeks, an indigenous language disappears, risking the loss of indigenous cultures and knowledge.
The preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge is the theme of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is an opportunity to celebrate indigenous women’s rich knowledge about the natural world, health, technologies, distinct rites and rituals, and other significant cultural expressions. Generation after generation, women pass on this traditional knowledge, which is a precious inheritance. Read more
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Meet Pratima, a prominent voice in Nepal & Asia on the rights of indigenous women with disabilities and advocate for their leadership, inclusion & participation in decision-making at all levels.🗣️🙋♀️
✊They persist in the face of discrimination.— UN Women AsiaPacific (@unwomenasia) August 9, 2022
🪧They fight injustice.
🗣️They speak up for their communities.
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💚Achieving climate justice
⚖️Creating earth jurisprudence
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