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Los Pueblos Indígenas, Derecho a la Salud y el COVID19 en la Amazonía

Igualdad e inclusión en las medidas del Estado para afrontar el COVID19

4 de abril 2020 - En Perú, el Estado ha tomado medidas para afrontar las consecuencias de la pandemia del Coronavirus (COVID19). Hoy vivimos en medio de medidas de aislamiento social obligatorio, protocolos de salud, la educación desde casa de manera virtual, bonos económicos para las familias pobres, congelamiento de deudas financieras, dotación de alimentos.

EO and AIDESEP Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Indigenous Rights

Form left to right: Pablo Yépez, Soledad Mills, Lizardo Cauper Pezo, Delfina Catip Tawan, Bruno Taborga, and Martin Vásquez

Equitable Origen (EO) and the Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP) signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement on February 4th 2020. The meeting was held at the AIDESEP headquarters in Lima, Peru.

FPIC-360° Tool for Monitoring and Verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Equitable Origin and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials are delighted to have received replication grant funding from the ISEAL Innovation Fund to continue the development of the FPIC-360° tool for monitoring and verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC.) FPIC is a principle that informs the right to consultation and is enshrined in the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention 169. As voluntary standards, we draw upon normative frameworks of international human rights to establish performance targets for companies in a variety of sectors related to natural resource development.

EO and COICA Convene a Knowledge-Building Workshop: Ensuring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – From Consultation to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) / EO y COICA Convocan una Minga de Conocimientos: Asegurando los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas – De la Consulta al Consentimiento Previo, Libre e Informado (CPLI)

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Indigenous leaders during the workshop. 

The increase in industrial activities to obtain raw materials and energy in the Ecuadorian Amazon puts the conservation of natural areas and the cultures that settle there at risk.

Indigenous Voices: Sucumbíos Province-Ecuador

As part of our project on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), we are featuring voices from the field, profiling indigenous participants in the workshops we held in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador between October 2017 and February 2018 in conjunction with COICA, Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin.