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USAID identifies land tenure as the foundation for REDD+ success. As explained in a recent paper, global climate change cannot be addressed effectively without addressing land tenure and...
Press Release Jan Satyagraha – March for Justice follow up and negotiations (India) (April 16th, 2013) After the six month deadline expired from the date of the Ten-Point Agreement...
[22/04/2013] Land & Sovereignty Brief No. 1 - "Sons and Daughters of the Earth": Indigenous communities and land grabs in Guatemala
Food First & Transnational Institute In the face of violent dispossession and incorporation into an exploitative labor regime, indigenous peasant families in northern Guatemala are...
ENGLISH (SEE FRENCH, GERMAN AND SPANISH CALLS BELOW) Dear friends, On October 11th 2012, the Indian people’s movement Jan Satyagraha (Sanskrit meaning “peaceful soul force...
I invite you to read this briefing paper prepared - by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) - on challanges faced by indigenous women in Southeast Asia in accessing justice. The briefing includes...
[07/02/2013] Unheard Voices: The Human Rights Impact Of Land Investments On Indigenous Communities In Gambella
The Ethiopian government has committed egregious human rights abuses to make way for agricultural land investments, in direct violation of international law, said the Oakland Institute in a new...
“Community hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline wrap up this week in Vancouver. As an international human rights organization with strong roots in communities across Canada,...
Ekta Parishad along with support organisations launched a decisive movement called Jan Satyagrah whose focus was to bring together people’s voices for a ‘National Land Reforms Act & Policy’ as a...
Dear friends,I am writing to you to appeal for actions in solidarity with the people of Dhinkia and the surrounding village whose struggle against the Korean company POSCO has taken a...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21001052 A Brazilian indigenous community that has been facing eviction from a building next to the Maracana football stadium has celebrated the...
Many case studies have been gathered during the Jan Samwad Yatra, a one-year journey through India led by a team of Ekta Parishad from October 2011 to September 2012. This yatra was achieved to...
Please find here the report of the online discussion facilitated by Ekta Parishad on the land portal in December 2012 : Is the right to land for shelter a human right? Many thanks to all of the...
[09/01/2013] Interview of PV Rajagopal, leader of Ekta Parishad, about today's situation of the landless in India and the ghandian economic approach
(…) “Issue of unresolved land claims crop up repeatedly among the works that are featured in the “Beat Nation” exhibit. One piece of graffiti art, which spans an entire wall of the...
“ TORONTO — The drumming, dancing, train blockades and candlelight vigils popping up in cities across Canada in recent weeks under the banner of “Idle No More,” have spurred an Aboriginal...
(…) On October 22, 2011 when Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan announced changes to legislation those moves were countered by AFN Chief Shawn Atleo. “We all agree we need to move...
A long and detailed article by Magda Fahsi relating the steps of the Jan Satyagraha 2012 March for Justice to the signature of the agreements on October 11th. Read in full details below.
[15/12/2012] Participatory rangeland resource mapping as a valuable tool for village land use planning in Tanzania
The Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP) aims at securing land and resourcerights of pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and crop farmers, while improving land managementby supporting village...
[14/12/2012] Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Palm Oil Sector - The BioPalm oil palm project: A case study in the Département of Océan, Cameroon
Emmanuel Freudenthal, Tom Lomax and Venant Messe 14 December, 2012 Pre-Publication Text for Public Release, December 2012 An increasing trend in...