Friday, September 20, 2013

World Conference of Indigenous Women

World Conference of Indigenous Women
Call for Participation

The World Conference of Indigenous Women, entitled “Progress and Challenges Regarding the Future We Want”, is a strategic opportunity that will enable indigenous youth and women from the seven regions of the world (Latin America, North America, Asia, Pacific, Africa, Arctic, Russia) to be informed, reach consensus and establish a common, political statement as a world-level indigenous women's movement.

This conference will take place in Lima, Peru from 28 to 30 October, 2013 under the coordination of the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA) and the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF). Also involved in this process are the Alianza de Mujeres Indígenas de Centroamerica y Mexico, CHIRAPAQ - Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), the Africa Indigenous Women's Organization, the Indigenous Information Network, the Asian Indigenous Women's Network, and the Pacific Indigenous Women's Network.

This global conference, with global participation, will promote opportunities for dialogue, the generation of consensual proposals and the establishment of political statements based on indigenous women’s perspectives at global level. The Conference will also contribute to advocacy at international processes advancing towards 2015 and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Delegates' profile

  • Indigenous women leaders who belong to indigenous women's organizations from different regions of the world.
  • Indigenous women representing mixed indigenous organizations and regional/sub-regional networks, whose actions specifically involve indigenous women at regional and international levels.

The World Conference of Indigenous Women will provide interpretation in Spanish, English, French and Russian.


Indigenous women interested in participating in the World Conference of Indigenous Women should write an e-mail to: and/or sending the registration form attached to this call by September 30, 2013 at the latest.


A limited number of scholarships a available for indigenous women from national, regional and international organizations. The Scholarship Committee will select the delegates.


For further information, please write to: and/or

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