How We Care: Caring for children and families in indigenous communities

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The world’s indigenous peoples are keepers and practitioners of unique cultures and traditions that are distinct from the dominant societies in which they live. Throughout history, indigenous peoples have sought to protect and defend their territories and way of life, yet time and again their rights have been violated.

In this How We Care series, we present the models of three CSOs in protecting indigenous rights through the care of children and families in indigenous communities: Association for Community Development (ACD) in Bangladesh, Taller de Vida (TdV) in Colombia and Te Whānau o Waipareira in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Addressing human rights and climate justice for indigenous Santal people

Organisation: Association for Community Development (ACD) – focusing on women’s rights and empowerment; child development and participation; and sustainable development.

Location: Bangladesh

Model: Addressing human rights and climate justice for indigenous Santal people.

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Briefing Papers: English | Spanish

Infographics: English | Spanish

Preserving traditions and protecting rights

Organisation: Taller de Vida (TdV) – working with children and families affected by the armed conflict in Colombia

Location: Colombia

Model: Preserving traditions and protecting rights

English

Spanish

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Briefing Papers: English | Spanish

Infographics: English | Spanish

By Māori for Māori: The Pā Harakeke (Flax Bush) Model

Organisation: Te Whānau o Waipareira – supporting urban Māori of all ages living in West Auckland in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Location: Aotearoa New Zealand

Model: By Māori for Māori: The Pā Harakeke (Flax Bush) Model

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Briefing Papers: English | Spanish

Infographics: English | Spanish

Latest resources

New Guidance Out Now! Lessons learnt from around the world on supporting kinship care

New Guidance Out Now! Lessons learnt from around the world on supporting kinship care

How to support kinship care – lessons learnt from around the world

How to support kinship care – lessons learnt from around the world

New toolkit out now! Supporting Integration of children on the move

New toolkit out now! Supporting Integration of children on the move