March 15, 2017

Intersectionality of Gender, Disability and Indigenous Identity: Experiences in Cross-Movement Collaboration to Empower Indigenous Women with Disabilities

When: Wednesday March 15, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Armenian Cultural Center Room: Yerevan Hall, Address: 630 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Videos from the event available. Short and long

Indigenous women with disabilities and their allies present global advocacy experiences to promote the rights of indigenous women and girls with disabilities and explore:

  • Why is it important to work together to address the rights of marginalized women and girls?
  • What collaborative good practices can we employ to tackle discrimination? What are the challenges?
  • What are the strategies for cross movement collaboration with the global women’s movement to fight for the inclusion of all women?
  • How do we combine our efforts to end violence, exploitation, and human rights abuses against all women, including indigenous women with disabilities?

Olga Montufar (of the Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network) at the CSW61 parallel session on empowerment of indigenous women with disabilities.  Pratima Gurung (General Secretary of Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association - NIDA) speaking at a parallel event within the CSW61 on empowering indigenous women with disabilities.


  • Moderated by: Pratima Guring, General Secretary of Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association - NIDA
  • Olga Montufar, Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network. Statement: English, presentacion_draf (Spanish, docx, 20.19 KB)
  • Krishanti Dharmaraj, Executive Director Center for Women’s Global Leadership
  • Ana Peláez Narváez, Executive Vice president,Women CERMI Foundation, Member of the CRPD from 2008 to 2016
  • Maribel Derjani-Bayeh, Policy Specialist UNWOMEN

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The audience at the side-event organised by IDA and Disability Rights Fund, in parallel with the 61st session of the CSW.    Olga Montafur (of the Indigenous Persons with Disabilities ) and Pratima Gurung (General Secretary of Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association - NIDA).

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