IP Women

The Indigenous Peoples movement is vibrant and wide-spread across the Philippines. There are a large number of national and local organisations working for their rights. Given the particular discrimination that they encounter there are groups specifically working upon indigenous women's issues, and because they will be the future of any indigenous movement there is a focus on indigenous youth. Since PIPLinks' origins are in the Cordillera region, there is a specific Igorot Youth area of the site.

CPA Pioneer Receives International Recognition for Protection of Indigenous Rights, Ancestral Land and Culture

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5 October 2009

BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera Peoples Alliance founding member and pioneer Mother Petra Macliing, was chosen as one of the awardees of Women’s World Summit Foundation’s (WSSF) Laureate Prize for Rural Women for the year 2009. Mother Petra’s invaluable and historic contribution for the protection of indigenous rights to self determination and ancestral land was distinctly recognized alongside the efforts and contributions of the other 9 awardees worldwide.

Indigenous Women's Legislative Agenda of Surigao del Sur

Source: 
IP Women Gathering, Surigao del Sur
Date of publication: 
23 October, 2010

In Celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month, will share the Indigenous Women’s Legislative Agenda of Surigao del Sur

IP Women Gathering
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Tandag, Surigao del Sur

The Indigenous Peoples Women of the towns of Carrascal, Cantilan, Tandag, and San Miguel Surigao del Sur are Aware of the worsening state of our source of survival which affects our role as women in asset and resource governance of our respective sovereign territories.

Recognizing that indigenous peoples particularly the women are vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation brought by th

Tribes to hold SIPA Monday

Source: 
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/328084/tribes-hold-sipa-monday
Date of publication: 
24 July, 2011

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines (PNA) – Leaders and members of the indigenous peoples (IPs) groups in Mindanao have started to gather at the Christ the King Retreat Center (CKRC) in Koronadal City in South Cotabato since Thursday to deliver their State-of-the-Indigenous-People Address (SIPA) – their own version of President Aquino’s State-of-the-Nation Address (SoNA) Monday.

In a press statement, Legal Rights Center (LRC) official Cocoy Rebuta claimed that around 100 key leaders and chieftains from tribal groups – like the Manobo, Mamanwa, T’boli, B’laan, Subanen, Teduray, Higaonon, Ta

Indigenous peoples dismayed by their absence in Sona

Source: 
Violeta M. Gloria, MindaNews - http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2011/07/26/indigenous-peoples-dismayed-by-their-absence-in-sona
Date of publication: 
26 July, 2011

KORONADAL CITY – Delegates to an assembly of indigenous peoples expressed dismay at their being not mentioned in the second State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S.

Mining mercenaries proposal by AFP opposed by environmental activists

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE Press Statement
Date of publication: 
12 October, 2011

The proposal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the three Surigao del Norte mining firms recently punished by New People’s Army guerrillas to train and employ militias was lambasted today by environmental activists under the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment.

A Call for PNoy to End Violence Vs. Indigenous Peoples

Source: 
LRC Statement on the Month of Indigenous Peoples (IP)
Date of publication: 
24 October, 2011

In 2009, Presidential Order 1906 was signed declaring October as a national Indigenous Peoples (IP) month.

This month, the Indigenous Peoples month, 2 people were brutally murdered – an IP leader and a committed IP rights advocate. In October 14, Datu Roy Gallego, a chieftain of the Manobo tribe in Surigao del Sur, was shot dead in an ambush. Datu Gallego was a broadcaster, and a known anti-mining tribal leader.

In October 17, Fr. Fausto Tentorio or Fr.

A Call for PNoy to End Violence Vs. Indigenous Peoples

Source: 
LRC Statement on the Month of Indigenous Peoples (IP)
Date of publication: 
24 October, 2011

In 2009, Presidential Order 1906 was signed declaring October as a national Indigenous Peoples (IP) month.

This month, the Indigenous Peoples month, 2 people were brutally murdered – an IP leader and a committed IP rights advocate. In October 14, Datu Roy Gallego, a chieftain of the Manobo tribe in Surigao del Sur, was shot dead in an ambush. Datu Gallego was a broadcaster, and a known anti-mining tribal leader.

In October 17, Fr. Fausto Tentorio or Fr.

Enviromentalists, human rights groups launch new book on women's fight vs. destructive mining in the Philippines

Source: 
Mindanao Examiner - http://www.mindanaoexaminer.com/news.php?news_id=20120330025156
Date of publication: 
30 March, 2012

MANILA – Filipino environmental and human rights activists have launched a book that tells stories of women who are leading the fight against destructive mining across the Philippines.

The book “Gentle Treasures: Stories of women against mining,” was released by Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) in Quezon City, marking their contribution to Women’s Month celebration.

“The launching of the book is a fitting occasion to commemorate the contributions of Filipino women in the struggle against destructive large-scale mining and the promotion of human rights,” said Dr.

Indigenous Women on President Aquino's SONA 2012

Source: 
Judy A. Pasimio, LILAK (Purple Action for IP Women’s Rights)
Date of publication: 
24 July, 2012

These are words and reactions from the indigenous women who listened and watched President Aquino (Pnoy) deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA). For one and half hours, they waited for Pnoy to say something about his program for the indigenous people, or something that will indicate that they are part of his development plan, his vision, his dreams for the Filipino people.

Once again, President Noynoy Aquino failed the indigenous women. The non-mention of the plight of the IPs – karaniwan na po ito.

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