In Guyana, health, education and socioeconomic indicators for the indigenous population are at theIn Guyana, health, education and socioeconomic indicators for the indigenous population are at thebottommost when compared with other ethnicities. Hence, the 2017 Study on Indigenous Womenand Children in Guyana is key to ensuring a better understanding of the situation of indigenousboys, girls and their families. This study represents a partnership between the Ministry of IndigenousPeoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) and UNICEF. Its main objective is to inform local, national and regionalstrategies, 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 andinterrelated. The realisation of one right often depends, wholly or in part, upon the realisation ofothers. Hence, as much as possible, the analysis used a systemic perspective to explain the situation ofthe indigenous women and children in Guyana.