Observations on strengthening indigenous women’s access to justice and protection against violence

By | 23 February, 2016

sepurzarco“The current litigation related to the Sepur Zarco case in Guatemala represents an important historical moment to highlight the need for guaranteeing access to justice for indigenous women who have been one of the most vulnerable sectors in Guatemala and other places in the world.”

“In this paper, I will discuss relevant international human rights standards on the rights of indigenous peoples including their right to access to justice, of the need to understand the cultural and collective dimensions of rights violations, the racialized, gendered and sexualized violence against indigenous women, and some recommendations for reparations and reforms to address these forms of violence against indigenous women.”

Presentation by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, for the Seminar on “Experiences in litigation of cases of Violence against Women and Women’s Access to Justice in Central America” – Guatemala, February 23-26, 2016.

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