Indigenous Women

Indigenous women face the challenge of asserting their unique rights concerns within the broad women's rights movement and the Indigenous rights movement. This section of the WHRR database contains resources specifically addressing the rights of Indigenous women. Key scholarly articles examine proposed frameworks for promoting Indigenous women's rights as well as concerns about violence, self-determination, customary law, and property rights. The documents list includes United Nations resources, international agreements, and materials from governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Browsing the links section, you will find annotated references to relevant websites.

In Canada, Indigenous women continue to advocate for greater protection and promotion of their rights. Canadian resources on this database focus on a number of issues including matrimonial property rights, equality rights and self-government, government policy and the Indian Act, access to justice, and the impact of racism and sex discrimination.

Search Tip: To locate Canadian resources on Indigenous women, enter "Canada and Indigenous" into the keyword field of the search form.

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