The 9th Pastoral Parliament –Making Pastorals’ Voices Audible
Thursday, 19th July 2018
Pastoral men, women, youth and children gathering since morning at Rabari Dharmashala at Ambaji in Gujarat, India. Slowly they became like a family of 3000 people. The cheers, energy and enthusiasm can be seen on their faces.
“Wheels of Hope” motorbike campaign tackles unlawful occupation of common land in India
Some 78% of the grazing commons in the state of Gujarat have been acquired by investors and other actors, restricting access for local land users. Local NGO Maldhari Rural Action Group (MARAG) worked with local communities to launch “Wheels of Hope”, a motorbike campaign that covered a distance...
Ensuring land tenure rights to marginalised and vulnerable communities in India
Friday, 9th March 2018
India faces enormous challenges in its quest to develop in a socially conscience, economically and environmentally just manner. In regards to developing responsible land governance, it remains a complex issue aggravated by a combination of systematic legal and institutional failures. Institutions that govern land, market and societies have fundamental weaknesses to address land and property issues of poor rural women and men, Tribals, and Dalits.
Protecting forests and securing customary rights through Community Forest Governance
Indigenous Peoples play a crucial role in defending and protecting their forest land rights. The passing of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006 is a positive step towards the recognition of...