High-Level Forum “Empowerment of Indigenous Women for the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean”

The forum was held to develop public policy recommendations to promote gender equality and the rights of indigenous women, strengthen their decision making and seek ways to reduce the poverty and discrimination gap they face. 

Representatives from indigenous peoples regional organizations, authorities from the executive and legislative sectors from 12 countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay and Peru), together with representatives from Mexican institutions and international organizations were present. 

The advocacy campaign “Make them visible, empower them” was launched during the forum by the International Indigenous Women Forum (IIWF/FIMI), the News Agency of Indigenous and Afro-descendant women (NOTIMIA) and FAO. This campaign will run from January until the end of 2018.