Global Resources

Campaigning for the rights of indigenous peoples

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies UK
Publication Date: Jan 2016

Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.

This summary discusses the activities of the Teduray Lambangian Women’s Organisation, which has made its demands for basic social services for indigenous people through claiming spaces for representation at the local through to the national level.