Join us March 8: Violence Against Rural Indigenous Women: Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, and the U.S.

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, 
a global day marking a call to action to accelerate women’s equality

Join Us For a Free Virtual Parallel Event
March 8, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Violence Against Rural Indigenous Women: Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, and the United States

Indigenous women and girls suffer extreme and disparate levels of gender-based violence, especially those living in rural and remote communities on their own indigenous lands. A panel of indigenous women from Brazil, Guatemala, and the United States will discuss how violations of indigenous peoples’ land rights and right of self-government expose their women and girls to racial discrimination, gender-based violence, and other human rights violations and how living in rural communities intensifies these problems. 

Cosponsors include the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon, the Indian Law Resource Center, the Interethnic Association of the Development of the Peruvian Amazon, the International Mayan League, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains, and the Pouhana O Nā Wāhine. 

Register for the event at: English, Spanish, and Portuguese interpretation will be available. This is part of the NGO-CSW Forum during the 67th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. For details about this event and others at the Forum, please visit:

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