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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Securing Land Tenure in Senegal

IFAD’s agricultural development project in Matam (PRODAM) has contributed to securing land tenure by supporting the “one household, one hectare” principle in the allocation of land in village irrigation schemes and facilitating the establishment of pastoral units responsible for the management...

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Participatory Video Making Empowers Women to Interrogate Traditional Land Practices in Ghana

In 2016, Transparency International gave ten widows from Kulbia village in the Upper East Region of Ghana an opportunity to tell their land rights stories. They used a technique known as Participatory Video, which enables people to use video as a conduit, facilitating and enhancing communication...

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Protecting forests and securing customary rights through Community Forest Governance

Indigenous Peoples play a crucial role in defending and protecting their forest land rights. The passing of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006 is a positive step towards the recognition of...

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Participatory 3D mapping supports ancestral domain claims

Participatory 3D mapping has proven to be an effective tool to support indigenous peoples’ formal claims over their ancestral domains in the region of Mindanao. These include rivers, forests, agricultural and coastal areas, among other natural resources. While the mapping process facilitates the...

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Agrarian conflict settled through small-scale land reform

Over the past four decades, competing pressure for natural resources and the lack of a coherent legal framework generated numerous land conflicts, criminalisation of indigenous peoples' land tenure systems and environmental degradation in Indonesia. The...

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Advocacy for the implementation of the Vested Property Return Act

A successful advocacy campaign by ALRD and its allies achieved the repeal of the Vested Property Act - which had nefarious impacts on the land rights of Hindu minorities - and the implementation of the Vested Property Return Act. Launched despite the substantial political risks of confronting...

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