Digital Action Campaign Narrative

Shirley Kimmayong
Posted May 8, 2017 from Philippines
Indigenous youth in their traditional attire
With the indigenous youths who performed a cultural performance showcasing the rich culture of Ifugaos during Hagiyo's Project Pag-ibig (Love), a back to school gift giving event that benefitted more than 250 indigenous kids and youth. Hagiyo is an organization working for indigenous peoples and is aiming to implement the "Indigenous Women: Changemakers!" project.
Indigenous kids and youth received school supplies
Indigenous kids and youth received school supplies: This is a group photo taken during Hagiyo's Project Pag-ibig, a back to school gift giving event in partnership with Wanderlust Adventurers. Hagiyo aims to implement next the "Indigenous Women: Changemakers!" project. (1/3)

Indigenous Women: Changemakers!

Indigenous peoples make up one third of the world poorest, most of us are uneducated, unemployed, discriminated and marginalized. Indigenous women in Asia are estimated to be around 130 million.However, “indigenous women have less access to education; less access to livelihoodopportunities; less access to health care; less rights when inheriting property and lessemployment opportunities than our male and mainstream counterparts.”[1]

In the Philippines, the same situation holds true. The indigenous peoples are among the poorest and most marginalized sectors of society. Social provision in indigenous territories is far below that of the rest of the country.[2]

This narrative can be changed. You can do something.

You can make this change possible by supporting our campaign and help us raise funds to make it possible for indigenous women to be changemakers.

My Digital Action Campaign

Every woman of any tribe or culture has the ability and potential to change our world for the better. So this campaign is focused on raising awareness about indigenous peoples issues particularly the women and in creating opportunities for them to be empowered and become changemakers.

So we are launching this campaign to raise funds for us to be able to implement the “Indigenous Women: Changemakers!” Project.

By the end of the project, we hope to achieve the following:

- Indigenous women have access to alternative education and life skills training

- Enhanced the leadership capacity and sense of identity indigenous women and create awareness among the general public about indigenous peoples and issues

- Built the capacity of indigenous women in social enterprise

- Established and functional social enterprise activities implemented by indigenous women

- Enhanced management skills of Hagiyo leaders to meet the needs of the organization

- Built partners and network with other organizations

- Indigenous women are educated, empowered and are raising their voices to be heard not only in their community but globally

I will be providing updates through World Pulse’s digital action campaign site and my social media accounts including that of Hagiyo’s account and website: hagiyo.org

Our hashtags will be #4indigenouswomen #4indigenouspeoples as well as #WeAreIndigenous

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[1] http://aippnet.org/statement-international-womens-day/

[2] International Fund for Agricultural Development (Country Technical Notes on Indigenous Peoples’

Issues)

[2] International Fund for Agricultural Development (Country Technical Notes on Indigenous Peoples’

Issues)

How to Get Involved

You can us support financially. Email info@hagiyo.org 

Like and share our posts via our facebook page: facebook.com/hagiyo.org 

Follow our website: www.hagiyo.org

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Jill Langhus
May 09, 2017
May 09, 2017

Hi Shirley. Thanks for sharing your mission, project and campaign. I will share your story on social media to spread the word. Looking forward to updates on your progress. Good luck:-)

Shirley Kimmayong
May 09, 2017
May 09, 2017

Hi J! Thanks a lot! Appreciate it. :) 

Jill Langhus
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

You're welcome:) No problem.

Shirley Kimmayong
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

:) 

aarsenal
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

Fantastic idea, Lei! If there's anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out here or via the messaging board. All the best.

Shirley Kimmayong
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

Thank you! I would count you on that. I would need all the support I can get. :) 

Sophie Ngassa
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

Great project, waiting to hear more. wish you success.

Shirley Kimmayong
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

Thanks Sophie! All the best as well!

Peace,

Shirley

rosemary_ntoipo
May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017

Hi Lei, Am very impressed by your great idea and work to help the indigenous people from your community. My community are of an indigenous group and I understand how the change you want to make will be of great importance to them. I wish you success

christelle
Jun 01, 2017
Jun 01, 2017

Bonjour Lei, Je suis très heureuse par votre excellente idée  pour aider les autochtones vraiment courage pour cette amour. je pense que le changement que vous voulez faire sera d'une grande importance pour eux. Je vous souhaite du  courage

carolepng
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018

The power of internet and social media and World Pulse! We get to hear about the great work that is taking place in the most remote places and where change, development , success stories are taking place at a more 'silent' level. Thank you and wishing you all the best! be sure to be sharing your story and cause! Blessings.

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