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“The impact of the inequality in lands rights has aggravated women’s socio-economic status, allowed for sexual harassment and violence against women and contributed towards marital...
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...
Dear all, only a few hours are left to participate in the discussion. We look forward to your comments!
[22/10/2012] 13. A Brief Introduction to the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security
The document highlights four areas of the Voluntary Guidelines: human rights approach, diversity of existing land and natural resource tenure systems, free, prior and informed consent...
[via WITNESS] GENEVA, October 2, 2012– Buddhist monk Venerable Luon Sovath has been presented the prestigious Martin Ennals Award (MEA) for human rights by 10 internationally-recognized human...
[22/08/2012] Expert Group Meeting: Good practices in realizing women's rights to productive resources, with a focus on land
Papers and presentations from the OHCHR - UN Women expert group meeting on “Good practices in realizing women’s rights to productive resources, with a focus on land” are now...
[09/08/2012] International Land Coalition (ILC) Supports Human Rights Defenders Working on Land Rights
The International Land Coalition (ILC) announces the publication of the infonote International mechanisms for protecting human rights defenders at risk for their work on land rights. Human rights...
Global Witness just published an important briefing note on the sharp rise in killings over land and forests over the last years. The briefing note is worth-reading. Few years ago, the Special...
[BBC Mundo] Carmen Palencia es pieza clave de una de las iniciativas más significativas e importantes del gobierno colombiano. Y por eso teme por su vida. Y es que la Colombia en la que vive y...
[22/03/2012] Colombia: Intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders including Ms Rosa Amelia Hernández and Mr Pedro Geney in connection with countrywide peaceful protests
[From AWID and Frontline Defenders] HRDs including Ms Rosa Amelia Hernández and Mr Pedro Geney have been subjected to intimidation and harassment in connection to demonstrations held across...