KNOW Your Rights: A Critical Rights Literacy Framework Based on Indigenous Migrant Practices across Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States

Jennifer Allsopp, Passarelli, David, Elaine Chase, Walter Flores, Valentina Glockner and Sophie Buddenhorn (2024). KNOW Your Rights: A Critical Rights Literacy Framework Based on Indigenous Migrant Practices across Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. United Nations University.

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    Author Jennifer Allsopp
    Passarelli, David
    Elaine Chase
    Walter Flores
    Valentina Glockner
    Sophie Buddenhorn
    Title KNOW Your Rights: A Critical Rights Literacy Framework Based on Indigenous Migrant Practices across Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States
    Publication Date 2024-06-06
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 30
    Language eng
    Abstract The scale of Indigenous migration, coupled with its tendency to take place outside of legal channels, poses a challenge to international rights frameworks that seek to protect people on the move, but which are largely orchestrated from a top-down perspective concerned primarily with safe, orderly, and regular migration. In fact, whether the dominant threat is one of land dispossession, labour exploitation, gender-based violence at the border, or some other risk, the migration of Indigenous communities is often far from safe and orderly and, to date, as the United Nations has recognized, States have failed to deliver adequate protections for these populations. Instead, Indigenous communities have developed their own strategies to respond to rights violations and arm themselves with human rights education as a means to exercise their rights or seek justice for the harms they have experienced. This report draws on the direct knowledge and experience of Indigenous migrant communities, and other international actors generated through an international online symposium combined with desk-based research and seeks to showcase and learn from some of these bottom-up practices in the hope that they might inform policy interventions at local, national, and international levels. In doing so, we formulate a novel approach to human rights literacy and advocacy for policymakers to draw on which is centred on valuing Indigenous Knowledges, Networks, Ownership and Words (what we call the KNOW framework). The framework is grounded in community practices and has been developed in consultation with Indigenous communities in Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States through the lens of critical rights literacy.
    Keyword Indigenous knowledge
    Migration
    Critical rights analysis
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2024
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280866254
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