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Situation of Indigenous women’s rights and participation in constitution building, an experience sharing from Nepal

 Situation of Indigenous women’s rights and participation in constitution building,
an experience sharing from Nepal was a presentation made by NCARD cordinator at Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Beijing Plus on Nov, 15-17, 2014.

Highlights:

Indigenous women comprise 37.5 % (4,345,314) in total women population of 50.4 % (11,587,502 )

 

There is no disaggregated data for indigenous women that would reveal their true situation. Owing to relative differences in literacy rates, land ownership status, occupation, language, population size, and educational status, the systematic practice of social exclusion of indigenous women is experienced at very different levels to those experienced by non-­‐ indigenous women. Different studies show that 96% indigenous women have lower level of education. The literacy rate among indigenous women is 25% in average. 10% women get access to health services and 90% rely on traditional medicine.
Multi-Layered discrimination:
As recognised by the United Nations’ Secretary-General in his review of human rights on the occasion of the World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance, indigenous women face multiple forms of discrimination because of the  “nexus between gender, race, colour or ethnicity and other areas of subordination”.
As being born as women: gender discrimination and face threats from in-migration, security and hazardous physical risks

As being as indigenous: Systematic and historical exclusion
Being illiterate and poor economic background: lack of access to education, resources and land

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