This publication features Indigenous Women engaged in international advocacy and diplomacy. The Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus, organized during the inaugural UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, has been the expression and exercise of Indigenous women’s self-determination.
The Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus (GIWC) was established independently of regional caucuses, and it conducts its work as its own caucus, with its own mandate and intention. It has maintained its autonomy over the nearly twenty years of tenure in the field, while also working very well with the regional caucuses and also with the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus. All work has been and continues by consensus, and always in at least two languages, Spanish and English.