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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Supporting pastoralist communities to secure land and sustainably manage resources_Photo credit UCRT

Supporting communities of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers to secure land and sustainably manage resources

UCRT works in support of hunter-gatherer and pastoralist communities in northern Tanzania. In particular, they have assisted the Maasai community of Terrat village in Simanjiro district and the Hadzabe community in securing their land and natural resources and in strengthening their livelihood....

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Supporting women to achieve land rights in post-war Rwanda

Following the civil war, the status of many women in Rwanda was hindered as a result of poverty and the loss of men in households. Women’s ability to secure land was one of the ways in which women suffered drastic economic and social losses following the war. The Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) is...

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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_Photo credits Musa Usman MBOSCUDA

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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