Gender And Indiginous Women

Gender And Indiginous Women


Portfolio Description

Lelewal has a gender and indigenous women program which has always been led by a coordinator who is a woman who understand issues affecting women in general and indigenous women in particular. This program is designed to respect the gender parity and social inclusion of women in all projects carried out by the organization giving women a voice in designing and implementing activities with recognition of their rights. Before the start of this program by Lelewal indigenous women were historically, politically, institutionally, socially and economically excluded. Lelewal gives priority to the most vulnerable and marginalized groups’ particularly indigenous women and young girls. Lelewal been able to create a library with a lot of documentation and has given opportunity to indigenous girls from higher institutions and universities to build their capacities, many of them are the ones leading the indigenous peoples course at local, national and international levels. Lelewal will continue to include and train indigenous girls and women to effectively defend their rights and the rights of their communities and local organizations.