Groupe de recherche sur les espaces publics et les innovations politiques (GREPIP)

Indigenous Women of the Americas

Methodological and conceptual guidelines to confront situations of multiple discrimination


This document is the result of a process of collective construction by our organizations ; the Council of Indigenous Organizations of Jujuy (Consejo de Organizaciones Aborígenes de Jujuy) ; the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia – Council of Women, Family and Generation (Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia - Consejería de Mujer, Familia y Generación) ; the Mixe People’s Services (Servicios del Pueblo Mixe), Lawyers for Justice and Human Rights (Abogadas y Abogados para la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos) and Quebec Native Women (Femmes Autochtones du Québec)1 ; carried out as part of a project entitled “Ethnic and Gender Discrimination in the Americas : the Case of Indigenous Women”. Its objectives were : to produce Inter American jurisprudence in favour of indigenous women, to help strengthen them as protagonists of this process and to build a conceptual and methodological framework to combat double discrimination, considering, above all, their own voices and viewpoints.