Study on Indigenous Women and Children in Guyana
A systemic perspective to explain the situation of the Indigenous women and children in Guyana.
The study is unique and significant. It is unique, because Guyana is the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to have studied its indigenous populations to this extent. It is significant as Guyana has the largest number of Indigenous Peoples, in a single country, in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The 2016 Situation Analysis pointed out inequities that were preventing the realization of the rights of indigenous children in Guyana. Indicators for the indigenous population showed that the Indigenous Peoples and by extension the hinterland population, were among the most vulnerable. A decision was made to conduct a study for a better understanding of the situation of those children, women and families