In January 2012 the United Nations  Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held an International Expert Group Meeting entitled “Combating violence against indigenous women and girls: This conference applied a human rights framework to the issue of gender‐based violence faced by indigenous women, while contextualizing its global manifestations in the context of States’ responsibilities under international human rights law. This document outlines the themes of the meeting and recalls the conversations that were had. It also includes interviews with indigenous rights activists.  


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