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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Articulación intersectorial para la gestión comunitaria  del agua_Photo credit Plurales

Intersectoral coordination for community water management

The Tulumba Valley or in the local Comechingon language, “place where used to be water,” is located 130 km from the city of Cordoba. Although it was a naturally-privileged site, residents lost their livelihoods after an extensive drought period, with water scarcity...

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Lutte contre l’accaparement de terres et récupération de terres litigieuses par des paysans organisés_Photo credit CICODEV

A peasant movement tackles land grabbing and reclaims disputed land

This is the outcome of an advocacy campaign led by CICODEV Africa and the Collectif des Paysans sans Terre de Diokoul against land grabbing in the rural community of Diokoul Ndiawrigne, in Senegal. This 2-year campaign involved 99 farmers from 4 villages and aimed at reclaiming 400 hectares of...

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Defensa del territorio sagrado de Wirikuta amenazado  por la minería_Photo credit Salvemos Wirikuta

Defending Wirikuta ancestral lands from mining activities

Wirikuta is a sacred territory recognized internationally, due to its natural and cultural value, by UNESCO. It is also of great significance to the survival of the Wixarika (Huichol) Indigenous People. A comprehensive intervention has been carried out to protect the crucial...

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Community association succeeds in securing land thirty years after dispossession_Photo credi Nkuzi

Community association succeeds in securing land thirty years after dispossession

Between 1941 and 1965 communities in the Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province, were dispossessed of their lands. Members of the community were issued ‘trek passes’ when they refused to become labour tenants on the land they occupied. These passes were old apartheid style documents...

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Les parajuristes aident à protéger le droit de la veuve d'hériter la terre_Photo credit Wildaf-AO

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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