OPDP

Litigation for the Restoration of Ogiek Land Rights in Kenya

The Ogiek community brought a land rights case against the Government of Kenya at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, after exhausting all local redress mechanisms. The case attracted attention from the international community, and helped to hold the government to a higher standard...

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“Wheels of Hope” motorbike campaign tackles unlawful occupation of common land in India

Some 78% of the grazing commons in the state of Gujarat have been acquired by investors and other actors, restricting access for local land users. Local NGO Maldhari Rural Action Group (MARAG) worked with local communities to launch “Wheels of Hope”, a motorbike campaign that covered a distance...

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Transparency_International

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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Coalitions foster citizen participation in decision making over land

While industrialisation, economic growth and climate change are increasing pressures over land tenure in Vietnam, more public attention over land disputes is helping to reduce land-based conflicts. Oxfam has facilitated the formation of two land governance...

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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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Community Listeners' Club finds solution to secure access to land for women

Innovative approaches can help secure women’s access to land in areas where land is traditionally controlled by men. FAO-Dimitra uses radio and community listener’s clubs to facilitate communication about women’s access to land in traditional communities. In the village of Banizoumbou in Niger...

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Global campaign presses food and beverage companies to respect land rights

Oxfam’s global Behind the Brands campaign harnesses consumer, public, and investor pressure to change the way the ten largest food and beverage companies do business. These companies have enormous power over their supply chains and can move the agricultural industry toward greater respect for...

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Twenty years of non-violent protest to benefit from the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

In 1988, the Philippines embarked on a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). A group of 137 indigenous Higaonon farmers applied through the CARP for access to 144 hectares of ancestral land from which they had been evicted 50 years earlier. When the government...

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