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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Participatory geographic information system for water management

During last decades, effective occupation of territories took place in the north of Argentina, allowing many communities to access land. The formation of Fundapaz institutional Geographic Information System (GIS), together with the consultation, projection and work planning to supply water for...

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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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Propiedad comunitaria, mapeo participativo y recuperación del territorio

Community ownership, participatory mapping and land recovery

In the municipality of San Luis, Mayan q’eqchi’es communities of El Aguacate, Mabila and Chiruja implemented an innovation plan, which was facilitated by Pastoral Social of the Peten Vicariate. The aim was to transfer participatory mapping methodology and the promotion...

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Cartografía participativa y conservación territorial en la Comunidad de Huachón_Photo credit Pedro Tipula IBC

Participatory mapping and land conservation in the community of Huachón

The peasant community of Huachón achieved legal recognition of their territory in 1935. However, it did not have a map or updated legal documents of the communal property. At the same time, the water supply faced various threats. An innovation plan designed and facilitated by the Instituto...

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Mapeo participativo de la comunidad de Miguel Bikan_credits Wangki Tangni

Participatory construction of 3D maps strengthens indigenous land management

Three dimensional maps (3D) were built in the three communities of Miguel Bikan, Waspam and Sahsa, in the Autonomous Region of the Caribbean North Coast. The aim was to contribute to the establishment of a community land monitoring & information system. This system...

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Mobilisation, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities

In 2003, fifteen indigenous Pagu communities of North Maluku, Indonesia, started opposing the expanding gold mining activities in their territories, as these activities were causing the contamination of water sources and the ecosystem. With the support of AMAN and AIPP, the communities mapped...

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