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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Media outreach campaign minimises land grabbing

In Chikhwawa and Nkhotakota Districts in Malawi, there have been grave reports of land grabbing and land related conflict, due to the expansion of sugarcane cultivation. LandNet Malawi, conducted a media campaign with journalists to raise awareness on these issues, which were reaching boiling...

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Land entitlement empowers indigenous communities

Four communities, three of the Indigenous Mozonte and one of the Telpaneca indigenous group, implemented Innovation Plans designed and facilitated by the National Union of Farmers and Cattlemen (Unión Nacional de Agricultores y Ganaderos or UNAG). The plans aimed to...

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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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Pastoralists resist land grabbing

The case describes how a Mbororo pastoralist community in Cameroon defended their land rights against attempts by the Archbishop of the Bamenda Archdiocese, Cornelius Fontem Esua and the Catholic University of Cameroon to dispossess them of land they occupied since 1904. The case illustrates the...

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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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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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