Indonesia

Date of publication
December 2014

This publication compiles land grab cases documented by LWA partners in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines. The cases highlight how farmers, women, and indigenous peoples have been displaced from their lands; and how ecosystems have been destroyed, food security undermined and livelihoods lost. This publication also features the recommended principles of responsible agricultural investment (rai) governing land investments in the Philippines recognizing the importance of farming and fishing communities in the country. 

Date of publication
January 2015

This publication is a collection of scoping studies on women and land in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines. It outlines the statuses of women's land rights in each country, the legal frameworks covering such rights, the key factors promoting or impending women's land rights, and the strategies to address gender inequality and advance women's rights to own and benefit from the land.

Date of publication
January 2015

This compilation of scoping studies on indigenous peoples in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Philippines reveals how the basic bond of indigenous peoples to land are threatened by forces far more powerful than they are equipped to face.

Date of publication
January 2015

This issue brief highlights the challenges women are facing on access to lands, and the strategies in achieving gender justice for land rights - based from the results of the scoping studies on women and land in seven Asian countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines).

Date of publication
January 2015

This issue brief highlights the challenges indigenous peoples experience in securing their customary land rights in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Philippines; hence, this publication specifies recommendations for the government and CSOs in strengthening the recognition to indigenous peoples' rights.

Date of publication
January 2015

This publication is a collection of 2014 CSO land reform monitoring reports on the status of land tenure and access to land from seven Asian countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines). The book also reflects the recent expansion of the monitoring initiative to a ridge-to-reef framework providing a more holistic approach in addressing ancestral lands, rural lands, and marine resource concerns.

Date of publication
April 2015

This publication contains the major highlights of the Land Watch Asia's "Regional Workshop on Land Monitoring Initiatives: Towards an Accountable Governance on Land" held in Manila, Philippines on 21-22 April 2015. These include the land monitoring country reports (in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines) prepared by Land Watch Asia campaign using the Land Reform Monitoring Framework, which was its landmark contribution towards assessing land issues across the region.

Also, presented are country updates in Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Collaborative efforts with global and regional organizations dealing with land issues are likewise summarized here, as well as the perspective of professionals from research and academic institutions in different Asian countries.

As a result of these candid country reports and the valuable inputs from partners in government and the academe, the Regional Workshop succeeded in recommending modification and additions to the land monitoring framework in pursuit of the monitoring of the post-2015 SDGs.

Date of publication
February 2016

This publication is a summary report of the “Asia Regional Forum on Land Administration and Management in Rural and Urban Areas” held on 18-19 October 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia, organized by ANGOC in partnership with the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) together with MisereorLand Watch Asia (LWA),International Land Coalition-Asia (ILC-Asia), and the Consortium for Agrarian Reform (KPA).

It highlights the challenges and opportunities of policy and project implementation of land administration and management in Asia, with shared experiences from Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Philippines, in ensuring rural and urban poor’s tenure security. It also presents tools and approaches in enhancing land administration and management projects in the region.

Date of publication
June 2011

Issue poster about the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and Indigenous Peoples.

Date of publication
February 2015
Geographical focus

This briefing paper is an outcome of the project "Strengthening the Documentation and Advocacy Capacity of Indigenous Women for the Advancement of their Rights and Welfare on Land" implemented in Cambodia, India and Indonesia in 2013-2014. This project was designed to strengthen the capacity of indigenous women (IW) to better advocate for their rights in the context of land related issues and the recognition of their vital roles in their communities that contributes to sustainable resource management, food production and security, strengthening social cohesion among others through documentation and strategic advocacy activities with relevant State agencies. Among the proposed activities to strengthen the capacities of indigenous women was the conduct of trainings on human rights documentation and advocacy at the national/local levels, follow up training on data processing and advocacy with focus on available mechanisms at the national/local levels for women in general to engage in with particular focus to policy makers.

Indigenous women in Cambodia, Indonesia and India were targeted for this project because of massive land alienation and land concession projects are taking place in the name of development, which are adversely affecting many indigenous communities. Among the destructive projects that are being implemented in these countries are large-scale rubber and palm oil plantations and mining. These projects have led to systematic violations against the individual and collective rights of the affected communities such as forced relocation, threats and harassments against protesting indigenous peoples and loss of livelihood among others. Indigenous women have been working alongside their communities to defend their land and livelihood from destructive projects but have not been spared as they are also subjected to harassment, rape and sexual abuse.

 There are opportunities in the said countries though for the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples in general and indigenous women in particular. Through the project activities, capacity of the indigenous women in the project areas have been enhanced. They have gained knowledge and skills, and confidence to document the situation of indigenous women to assert their rights. Moreover being in collaboration with the UN Women has opened up space for indigenous women to engage with the governments, intergovernmental bodies and processes, and other actors for the promotion and protection of their individual and collective rights. 

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