Indigenous women are strong contributors to the economy and to the social fabric of their communities and countries, as educators, workers, farmers, political leaders and government officials.
We promote indigenous women’s political participation and leadership not just so that their voices can be heard,
but so they are able to design and influence laws, policies and measures that empower indigenous women and girls.
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See more official messages for World Indigenous People's Day:
Message from UNESCO
Message from the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
Message from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Message from UN Women
Message from UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
Message from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Message from Stop TB Partnership
Message from IFAD (International Fund for Agricultrural Development)
Message from the International Land Coalition