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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Network of legal services facilitated the legalization of 3353 rural properties

The Agrarian Reform of the 1980s in Nicaragua left some 50,000 beneficiaries without adequate regularization of their land tenure. The Rural Legal Services Program (PSL) by Nitlapan-UCA established a national network of lawyers and specialists in regularization, legal technical assistance and...

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RISD’s intervention in pro-poor land policy implementation in Rwanda

This story shows the impact of a successful intervention by the Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD) in contributing to the implementation of pro-poor and equitable land policies in Rwanda. Through evidence-based awareness raising efforts, dialogue, advocacy and networking, RISD...

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Mobilisation, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities

In 2003, fifteen indigenous Pagu communities of North Maluku, Indonesia, started opposing the expanding gold mining activities in their territories, as these activities were causing the contamination of water sources and the ecosystem. With the support of AMAN and AIPP, the communities mapped...

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Meeting with community members in Htein Gyi village - Photo credit Marcus Rhinelander

Empowered community reverts displacement for large dam

In 2011, a hydropower dam project threatened to displace 1797 people from 4 villages in the Anyar Phyar Village Tract in Southern Myanmar. Due to strong community organisation, research, and campaigning, the communities were able to gain the support of the government. As a result, the hydropower...

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Using the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) to assess laws and raise awareness amongst the population and ministries

In many countries around the world, land rights and tenure security are not equally distributed between men and women.  In collaboration with its partners, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has therefore worked on the elaboration of the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC).  The GEC have now been...

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Landless farmers turn idle land into fertile land and obtain titles

In 20 years, 425 poor landless tenant farmers in the villages of Telangana State, India, transformed 1400 acres of infertile and idle wasteland into cultivable land using dryland farming. Realising the potential of the improved land, the absentee landlords tried to reclaim the land by...

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