advocacy

Advocacy has a broad meaning: it means pushing for some kind of change in society. It
includes trying to persuade people to change their behaviour, pressing companies to change
their activities or rules, or persuading the government to change its policies and laws. (p.123)

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By Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Head: Land and Agriculture; Lead: Human Rights and Investment, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

 

Protection Against Eviction under the Extension of Security of Tenure Act: Legal Rules, Principles and Process cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
July 2017
South Africa

This is a user-friendly guide that explains the rights of farm dwellers and the law in relation to evictions from farmland. It gives advice on how farm dwellers can navigate the legal processes involved in eviction proceedings and practically resist evictions. It is a resource for farm dwellers facing eviction from their homes, as well as for farm worker unions, community-based paralegals and lawyers. The guide was developed by SERI and the Commercial Stevedoring Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU).

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2016
Uganda

Since Karamoja is richly endowed with gold, marble, iron ore, tungsten, limestone, oil and gas, it has attracted many investors, in particular since the protracted  armed conflicts in northern Uganda started fading away. Approximately  1 7,000 km2 or 62% of the total land area of Karamoja has been licensed for mineral  exploration  and exploitation (Kabiswa, 2014).

Reports & Research
November 2011
Uganda

Conflict associated with land has increased substantially following the return of peace to the Acholi Region with the return of internally displaced people (IDP), population growth, and increases in the value of land. The area is heavily dependent on agriculture and conflict related to land access seriously threatens to undermine development and the social, political and economic stability of the Acholi Region. This study involved community members, key informants, and statutory and traditional leaders in three sub counties in each of the seven Acholi districts.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2014
Uganda

Uganda’s northern region was traditionally inhabited by communities with predominantly pastoral lifestyles. As the country began developing administrative structures in the region, most clans found themselves settled into agro-pastoral communities. The elders found it imperative to demarcate areas of land to fit different uses, with areas for family settlement and cultivation clearly separated from other areas for communal use. Land was either demarcated by the leaders of a particular settlement or by the dominant clan for the benefit of everyone else in that area.

Reports & Research
February 2008
Uganda

This is the second in a series of land studies for northern Uganda, whose core objective is to inform the Plan for Recovery and Development of Northern Uganda (PRDP) and the National Land Policy. It builds on the work of the first phase conducted in Teso region to present a more quantitative analysis of trends on disputes and claims on land before displacement, during displacement and emerging trends or occurrences on return for Acholi and Lango sub-regions.

Journal Articles & Books
February 2017
Mozambique

Este Destaque Rural pretende analisar as razões da persistência e agravamento da pobreza e das desigualdades sociais, das assimetrias territoriais entre províncias, entre o Sul e o Norte de Moçambique, e entre o meio rural e as cidades. Esta realidade acontece onde cerca de 70% da população vive no meio rural e cujos rendimentos provêm em mais de 70% da agricultura. A desnutrição crónica e aguda não recua significativamente. Os índices de prevalência de doenças continuam sendo dos mais elevados do mundo.

Journal Articles & Books
February 2017
Mozambique

Este Destaque Rural pretende analisar as razões da persistência e agravamento da pobreza e das desigualdades sociais, das assimetrias territoriais entre províncias, entre o Sul e o Norte de Moçambique, e entre o meio rural e as cidades. Esta realidade acontece onde cerca de 70% da população vive no meio rural e cujos rendimentos provêm em mais de 70% da agricultura. A desnutrição crónica e aguda não recua significativamente. Os índices de prevalência de doenças continuam sendo dos mais elevados do mundo.