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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Articulación interinstitucional para el desarrollo territorial sustentable transfronterizo

Diferentes instituciones desde diferentes niveles y sectores de organización con presencia en la región transfronteriza del Trifinio, misma que une los países de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras, han logrado coordinar y unir esfuerzos con el objeto de orientar un desarrollo integral y...

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Women shout slogans during a protest rally in Gandhinagar on 18 June 2013. The protesters, mainly farmers, were protesting against the Gujarat government’s decision to develop Mandal-Becharaji as a special investment region (SIR)

Women and youth protests revert land dispossession by the State

In September 2012, the Government of Gujarat announced the creation of the Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region (MB SIR). By covering 44 agricultural villages, the project would have caused the loss of livelihood to 60,000 people dependent on land. Two...

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Productive diversification and organization in Weenhayek communities

Climate change is one of the main factors causing dramatic scarcity of aquatic life in the Pilcomayo river basin. The Weenhayek communities of Villamontes started vegetable gardens in plots suffering from limited productivity, insufficient access to water and extreme...

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Protecting shared grazing through joint village land use planning

OLENGAPA is a grazing area shared by the villages Olkitikiti, Lerug, and Ngapapa in rural Tanzania. Until 2015 this area was facing encroachment, fragmentation and loss to crop farming due to lack of resources and capacity to implement policies and legislation. From 2010 to 2016 the then...

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Ocupación efectiva de territorios: tierras, agua y producción en comunidades wichi_Photo credit Fundapaz

Effective occupancy of territories: land, water and production in Wichi communities

Wichi communities fought, from 1982 to 1997, to obtain land titles for their plots numbered 5, 6, 8 and 92 and plots named Capitán Pagé, San Patricio and Abregú. The fifteen-year struggle was eventually successful through a dialog process and final agreements...

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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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