Indigenous women gather in Peru

Brianna Piazza – World News Australia Radio – Monday, 04 November 2013 (originally published 31 Oct)
Women with headphones and note pads sit at a conference.
Representatives from the Arctic to Australia have traveled to Peru to highlight widespread gender-based violence and other experiences of indigenous women across the globe. Image: AAP

The World Conference of Indigenous Women has seen more than 200 women demand that indigenous women receive greater prominence at every level of decision-making.

They are also calling on governments to provide adequate funding to meet the specific needs of indigenous women.

The conference is one of the key events helping to develop a political declaration to be presented at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in September 2014 . . .

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