Ethnic and Gender Discrimination in the Americas : the Case of Indigenous Women

This project aims to deepen understanding of the specific types of discrimination experienced by indigenous women based on gender, class and ethnic aspects of their identity.

Teams of indigenous women have been formed in each of Argentina, Colombia and Mexico and each team has selected specific themes requiring investigation: education, health and the impact of armed conflict on indigenous women.

The research will be grounded in women's experiences, and complemented by the use of sociological and legal instruments, as well as an adjudicative strategy that makes use of national legal systems and the Inter-American Human Rights system.

The research is expected to contribute to social and legal reforms aimed at reducing the multiple forms of discrimination experienced by indigenous women, and promote the proper implementation of current legislation in the three countries involved and at the international level.

Project ID

105559

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Thursday, December 17, 2009

End Date

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Duration

40 months

IDRC Officer

Cos-Montiel, Franscisco

Total funding

CA$ 586,420

Countries

Argentina, South America, Canada, North and Central America, Colombia, Mexico

Program

Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Marie Leger

Institution

International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.ichrdd.ca/www.dd-rd.ca

Project Leader

Ottereyes, Joanne

Institution

Femmes autochtones du Québec inc.

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.faq-qnw.org