Loading in 2 Seconds...
Loading in 2 Seconds...
Empowering indigenous women and improving their access to intercultural maternal health services in the Andean region. UN Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples Issues New York, November 2011 Martha N Murdock, FCI on behalf of UNFPA LACRO, ENLACE CONTINENTAL and FCI.
Empowering indigenous women and improving their access to intercultural maternal health services in the Andean region
UN Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples Issues
New York, November 2011
Martha N Murdock, FCI
on behalf of UNFPA LACRO, ENLACE CONTINENTAL and FCI
Mujer Indígena: Salud y DerechosOnbehalf of projectpartners: -UNFPA LACRO - Enlace Continental de Mujeres Indígenas (Continental Network of IndigenousWomen) - FCI Othercorepartners: CEPAL/CELADE, ORAS-CONHUSpanishGovernment (AECID) support (2008 – 2011)
Enlace Continental de MujeresIndígenas
Initiative launched in response to the recommendations of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (5th and 6th sessions)
Report on the 5th session (2006)
Art. 48.The Permanent Forum, (...) further recommends that all relevant UN entities (...), as well as regional health organizations and Governments, fully incorporate a cultural perspective into health policies, programmes and reproductive health services aimed at providing indigenous women with quality health care, including emergency obstetric care, voluntary family planning and skilled attendance at birth.
Report on the 6th session (2007)
Art. 62.(..) The Forum encourages those agencies to share their experience in health programming for indigenous peoples with other relevant United Nations agencies working in the field.
Indigenouswomenunmetneed of maternal health (MH) serivces
Availability of culturallyresponsive MH services
UNFPA LACRO, with Ministries of Health (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala and Honduras), Enlace Continental and FCI, worked to generate advocacy and policy dialogue with indigenous women's organizations to
1. Participatory assessments of SRH/MH priorities with indigenous women's organizations. Bolivia / Ecuador / Peru
Continental Network of Indigenous Women:
UNFPA and Technical Partners (FCI, CEPAL):
3. Participatory development of tools and methodologies to strengthen institutional capacity of indigenous women’s organizations
Creating venues for regional and national political dialogue, to build awareness and linkages between indigenous women organizations, political bodies and technical agencies
5. MAPPING of maternal healthnorms: degree of inclusion of cultural factors
(BOL / ECU / PER / GUAT / HON)
6. Participatory review of intercultural maternal health services: norms, guidelines and degree of implementation
7. Advocacy for high level political commitment to increase efforts to reduce maternal mortality among indigenous women
8. Regional high level advocacy campaign to build awareness and promote policy dialogue.
9. Dialogue on basic standards for intercultural maternal health services
“Poder hablar de nuestra salud, lo importante de hablar sobre la salud de las mujeres: yo decido, soy dueña de mi cuerpo.”
Justa Cabrera, CNAMIB