The toolkit has been created in order to introduce indigenous women, and the organisations which represent them, to the African system of human and peoples' rights. It highlights the different routes available to ensuring that the rights of indigenous women are valued and taken into account by the African Commission.
The toolkit is comprised of 11 Information Notes:
1- The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
2- The women's rights Protocol
3- The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa
4- The Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities
5- Legal standards pertaining to the rights of indigenous peoples and women
6- Other useful forums for asserting the rights of indigenous women
7A- Have your voice heard at African Commission level
7B- Have your voice heard at government level
8- How to prepare an alternative report
9- The communications procedure of the African Commission
10- How to make an oral intervention before the African Commission
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Forest Peoples Programme supports the rights of peoples who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods. We work to create political space for forest peoples to secure rights, control their lands and decide their own futures.