Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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Community association succeeds in securing land thirty years after dispossession_Photo credi Nkuzi

Community association succeeds in securing land thirty years after dispossession

Between 1941 and 1965 communities in the Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province, were dispossessed of their lands. Members of the community were issued ‘trek passes’ when they refused to become labour tenants on the land they occupied. These passes were old apartheid style documents...

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Les parajuristes aident à protéger le droit de la veuve d'hériter la terre_Photo credit Wildaf-AO

Paralegals help widows enforce their right to inherit land

In Togo, the right of women to inherit land has recently been included in the Code des personnes et de la famille, while customary law traditionally prevents widows from having a claim over their husband's assets and thus making them vulnerable, as their livelihoods depend on plots of family...

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The Learning Route methodology: An example on women’s land rights from East Africa_Photo credit Procasur

The Learning Route methodology: An example on women’s land rights from East Africa

The Learning Route is a methodology developed by the organisation PROCASUR that facilitates practical learning in the field, through the direct exchange of experiences amongst local champions and rural practitioners. The Learning Route is effective for the exchange of embodied local knowledge...

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Sustainable forest management ties indigenous group together against eviction threats

In order to oppose logging activities in their territories (on-going since 1968)  and an attempt of eviction by the State (in 1992), the indigenous people of Huay Hin Lad Nai village, Northern Thailand, have established traditional forest management techniques...

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Supporting pastoralist communities to secure land and sustainably manage resources_Photo credit UCRT

Supporting communities of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers to secure land and sustainably manage resources

UCRT works in support of hunter-gatherer and pastoralist communities in northern Tanzania. In particular, they have assisted the Maasai community of Terrat village in Simanjiro district and the Hadzabe community in securing their land and natural resources and in strengthening their livelihood....

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Supporting women to achieve land rights in post-war Rwanda - Swamp cultivation_Photo credits RWN

Supporting women to achieve land rights in post-war Rwanda

Following the civil war, the status of many women in Rwanda was hindered as a result of poverty and the loss of men in households. Women’s ability to secure land was one of the ways in which women suffered drastic economic and social losses following the war. The Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) is...

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