Videos on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Empowering indigenous women through decent work

    19 September 2017

    Indigenous peoples are five per cent of the world's population but 15 per cent of the world's poor. As a result of exclusion and discrimination, indigenous women are often the poorest of the poor. They struggle more to find decent work. In Bolivia and Guatemala, the ILO and its partners are working to advance the rights of indigenous women, empower them economically and help them attain social justice.

  2. Empowering Indigenous Women in Bolivia's Construction Sector

    09 August 2017

    Indigenous peoples are five per cent of the world's population but 15 per cent of the world's poor. As a result of exclusion and discrimination, indigenous women are often the poorest of the poor. They struggle more to find decent work. In Bolivia, the ILO and its partners are working to advance the rights of indigenous women, empower them economically and help them attain social justice.

  3. Indonesia: Sustainable livelihoods and skills development for indigenous people of Papua (PCDP-II)

    03 January 2014

    The documentary highlights the improvement of managerial skills and technical skills of local institutions in providing business development services for local beneficiaries in Papua and West Papua. The documentary also highlights the promotion of business development services and entrepreneurship as well as portrays the success of the local communities in starting the business in three areas of Papua and West Papua (Jayawijaya, Manokwari and Fak-Fak).

  4. Actress Q'Orianka Kilcher speaks up, speaks out for indigenous peoples' rights

    09 August 2013

    To mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2013, actress and activist Q'Orianka Kilcher has teamed up with the ILO to speak up for the right of the 370 million indigenous peoples across the world to live and work in dignity.

  5. Return to Chitwan: The Bote people in Nepal

    08 August 2012

    Throughout the world, the traditional lifestyles of indigenous people are threatened by changing times, economic development and poverty. In Nepal, one group of tribal people barred from their traditional hunting grounds for nearly 40 years may yet see the old way of life return, thanks to a new law protecting their rights.

  6. Spinning a Tradition into Commercial Success

    26 May 2009

    With the help of vocational training, indigenous women in Argentina are achieving commercial success using their traditional spinning skills. This report was produced by ILO TV for CNN World Report.

  7. Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples in Nepal

    06 August 2008

    There are over fifty recognized groups of indigenous peoples in Nepal, who comprise about 40 per cent of the total population. They include the Bote people whose traditional way of life has been threatened ever since the lands where they lived and fished were turned into the Chitwan National Park and it was made illegal for them to enter. Nepal's ratification of the ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples is a step forward towards the promotion and protection of rights for the Bote and other indigenous peoples.