Land News

Colombian coal mine expansion imposes suffering on rural indigenous

Monday, March 6, 2017

Date: 6 March 2017

Source: peoplesworld

The Wayúu indigenous people make up nearly half the population of La Guajira department in Colombia’s extreme northeast. They won’t be finding much peace from the agreement Colombia’s government and FARC insurgents signed in late 2016 to end their war. The government’s chief negotiator, Humberto de la Calle, said as much in 2012 when negotiations were beginning.

New land rights are changing women’s world of work

Monday, March 6, 2017

By: Monique Barbut

Date: 6 March 2017

Source: IPS

International Women’s Day this year focuses on economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The vision is to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls by 2030. Girls’ aged three will become adults with a legal right to work in 2030. Together, with those aged up to 10, these girls are the prime target for gender equality by 2030.

Draft law proposed for protection of indigenous groups’ land rights

Monday, March 6, 2017

Date: 5 Match 2017

Source: Dhaka Tribune

The proposed law has been jointly prepared by Manusher Jonno Foundation, Indigenous People Development Services (IPDS), Brotee, Gram Bikash Kendro, and Jatiya Adibashi Parishad.

Indigenous leaders and NGOs have demanded that a draft law proposal protecting the rights of 38 plain land indigenous communities be placed in parliament in the current session.

Show more commitment to land right issues – Awisahene

Friday, March 3, 2017

By: Samira Larbie

Date: 3 March 2017

Source: GBN

Senye Wuo II, Adumadum Awisahene of Akyem Awisa, has asked government to show more commitment to land right issues to enable rural women farmers to have access, own and control land.

She said this was important as the impact of women related issues had not been felt as it should in the country thereby worsening their plight as far as land acquisition was concerned.    

Squatting cannot be used to secure land tenure, says PM

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Date: 2 March 2017

Source: Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says informal settlements or squatting cannot be used as a means for securing land tenure in Jamaica.

He added that it is the orderly settlement of land which is led by the Government that will ensure Jamaicans own land.

Kalaodi, Tidore’s eco-village in Indonesia’s spice capital

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

By: M Rahmat Ulhaz

Date: 28 February 2017

Source: Mongabay

KALAODI, Indonesia  — August through September is clove harvest season here in this corner of the Maluku Islands. The scent of clove flowers pierces the air over the winding, precipitous roads that lead to Kalaodi.

Rights over leaves, flowers give Indian tribal groups more reason to stay put

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

By:Rina Chandran

Date: 28 February 2017

Source: Reuters

DHAMDITOLA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the pleasant climate of February, it is hard to imagine that day time temperatures in May in the arid Vidarbha region of India's Maharashtra state can climb to a sweltering 48 degrees Celsius.

Amid land grabs and evictions, Cambodia jails leading activist

Monday, February 27, 2017

By: By Alisa Tang and Prak Chan Thul

Date: 24 February 2017

Source: Reuters

Even before a Cambodian judge sentenced land rights activist Tep Vanny to jail, her fellow campaigners said her fate had already been sealed.