Leadership and Human Rights

Leadership and Human Rights

Lelewal has been involve in a multitude of programs that are geared towards building strong leadership within indigenous peoples communities and the strengthening of the recognition of indigenous peoples rights as stipulated by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) which are special rights and are inherent to the Universal Declaration of fundamental human rights.

Through her positions on changing the “top down approach “model of development, to a model where indigenous peoples and local communities are effectively consulted and included in all decisions and developmental plans. Lelewal and other indigenous peoples organizations and networks were able to create spaces and positions for indigenous peoples to fully and effectively participate in decision making cycles at local, national and global levels.

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