‘Being Born an Indigenous Girl Can Be a Life Sentence of Poverty, Exclusion and Discrimination…’


Human Wrongs Watch

UN Women statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9 August 2020

pwcexecutivedirectormsmaandangoitikoduringatourin2019toassesshowthetrainedwomenandgirlswerepromotingPWC Executive Director Maanda Ngoitiko during a tour in 2019, to assess how the trained women and girls were promoting use of biogas in Ngorongoro. Photo: UN Women/ Tsitsi Matope

By UN Women* –  Being born an indigenous girl can be a life sentence of poverty, exclusion and discrimination, largely rooted in the historical marginalization of indigenous communities and aggravated by overlapping circumstances such as race, ethnicity, disability and location.

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