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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Natural farming technology strengthens food security of land reform beneficiaries

Land reform beneficiaries in India are finding it very difficult to adopt chemical farming practices due to their prohibitive costs. Hence recently the Government has started encouraging small and marginal farmers to participate in an organic agriculture movement. Due to the lack of capacity...

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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Equal Land Rights for Women

ILC's Commitment 4 seeks to promote gender justice in land matters; including both de jure and de facto equality in land rights for women. ILC’s Database of...

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NES Cameroon

Learning from NES Cameroon. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Cameroon has a structure that guarantees effective decision-making and task distribution within the multistakeholder platform. It features a NES Secretariat, and three bodies: 1) a National Platform, bringing together all NES stakeholders in the country; 2) a Steering Committee of ten...

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NES Madagascar

Learning from NES Madagascar. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Madagascar stands out for the inclusiveness of the approach it adopted since its creation. In 2012 an inception workshop to discuss land issues was organised by involving numerous stakeholders from the civil society, the private sector, academia, the Government and donor agencies. Based on...

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Trocaire - Odisha-Women_Caption Tribal women in Odisha. Photographer Justin Kernoghan

District-wide movement achieves recognition of community forest rights

The struggle of 125 Adivasi and Dalit families of the Doliambo village in Odisha, led to the legal recognition of their entitlement to their ancestral land and forests, denied to them since colonial times. Historically, marginalised and poor forest dependent...

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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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