2nd Word's Conference of Indigenous Women
UCTP Taíno News - The first World Conference of Indigenous Women took place in-person in Lima, Peru, but this year, in August, the conference will be held online out of concern for the health of all participants and observers. The conference begins on August 12 and will be held every Thursday in August (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) and end on September 2, 2021 (7AM - 10AM). Participants will discuss violence and reproductive health, education initiatives, climate justice, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and economic empowerment.
The conference aims to bring together Indigenous women from seven socio-cultural regions including Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Arctic, and the Americas. Tai Pelli, International Relations and Human Rights Officer for the United Confederation of Taíno People is a member of the Conference organizing committee. During the last session, elder Vivian Guara'naru DuMont of the Guainía Taíno Tribe is scheduled to provide a prayer for the last session.
If you are an Indigenous woman, you can register as a participant, by visiting the registration page here. Non-Indigenous women can register as observers, by visiting the registration page here. The full agenda can be viewed by clicking here.