Study on indigenous women and children in Guyana
In Guyana, health, education and socioeconomic indicators for the indigenous population are at the bottommost when compared with other ethnicities. Hence, the 2017 Study on Indigenous Women and Children in Guyana is key to ensuring a better understanding of the situation of indigenous boys, girls and their families. This study represents a partnership between the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) and UNICEF.
Its main objective is to inform local, national and regional strategies, projects and programmes that are aimed at the realisation of children’s and women’s rights, and the empowerment of indigenous women, children and adolescents.
The study took into consideration the notion that human rights are inalienable, interdependent and interrelated. The realisation of one right often depends, wholly or in part, upon the realisation of others. Hence, as much as possible, the analysis used a systemic perspective to explain the situation of the indigenous women and children in Guyana.