This episode takes us back to 2013, and we explore the history of the First Global Conference of Indigenous Women, and why there was a need for a conference such as this. We go into the archives and hear voices from this First Conference and we also get a chance to hear from the president of FIMI, Tarcila Rivera Zea.
This is the first episode of a series of five podcasts that aims to inform you all about the second World Conference of Indigenous Women, produced by Cultural Survival's Indigenous Rights Radio, and brought to you by FIMI.
The first World Conference of Indigenous Women was held in 2013, where more than 200 women from around the world gathered in Lima, Peru. They demanded greater participation and inclusion of Indigenous women at every level of decision-making and called upon governments to dedicate funding to attend to the specific needs of Indigenous women and girls.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan), Dev Kumar Sunuwar (Sunuwar), Diana Pastor (Maya K'iche')and María del Rosario “ Rosy” Sul González (Maya Kaqchikel).
Voices: Tarcila Rivera Zea (Quecha), Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot Kankanaey)and various attendees of the conference.
Music: "Mil Amores" and "Warmiku" by Yanantin, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.