November 4-7, 2015, Chiang Mai, Thailand
In the context of advancing indigenous peoples rights in the wider society through all form of media, AIPP established the Indigenous Voice- Asia Network with the call: Our Voice Our Rights. This journey started with five partners in five countries and gradually expands into more countries and partners across Asia. The Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) activities have been supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA since December 2012. Over the years the IVA has formed network at the national as well as at the regional levels. Indigenous Voices in Asia Network (IVAN) was formed in 2013 as regional platform to move forward the human rights issues at the global and regional levels engaging with national media networks. Since its inception, IVAN has been organized annually with growing interest from media practitioners, rights activists, civil society organizations (CSOs) and other institutions.
- To strengthen inter-learning and skills exchange and collaboration among the indigenous media, rights activists, mainstream media representatives, educational institutions and like minded stakeholders,
- To strengthen the Indigenous Voices in Asia Network (IVAN) and move forward the rights of the indigenous peoples in solidarity with media professionals and rights activists.
- Stronger and expanded IVA network among all categories of participants
- Increased partnership and cooperation at the national and regional levels
- Increased capacity of the participants particularly activists in using different forms of media;
- Increased knowledge on the situation of media and of the key issues of indigenous peoples In Asia
- Increased awareness about the culture and situation of indigenous peoples in Asia
Fore more information, read the official page here.