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 mapping of customary forest use to influence spatial planning

Participatory mapping of customary land and forest use has proven to be an effective tool to empower indigenous peoples in view of claiming access rights to natural resources. The tool also has the potential to influence local spatial planning. This case study describes the positive and negative...

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Support to landless people to apply for formal access to state-owned 'khas' land

About 50% of the households in the Sunamganj district, Bangladesh, are landless, yet 44,000 hectares of public khas land are available for distribution. Between 2005 and 2012, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation assisted more than 12,500 landless households in applying for formal access to...

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