PIDP: ILC member in DRC protect land defender from criminalisation
Wednesday, 14th February 2018
The defender of land rights, Mr Mwarabu Mbula Jean Koko, is in good health after spending a hell of time in the hands of the Congolese armed forces in March 2017. While Mr Mwarabu was mediating the conflict between two communities in Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), he was arbitrarily arrested, then jailed and tortured. During this painful moment, a strategy coordinated by the Integrated Program for the development of the Pygmy people (PIDP) in Kivu, supported by ILC fought against his criminalisation, denounced his unfair treatment and brought him medical help. Protecting the civil and political rights of human rights defenders working on land issues is one of the ten commitments of ILC.
Dissemination of Senegal's land policy document as part of the country's National Engagement Strategy formulation process
Friday, 2nd February 2018
In the context of the National Engagement Strategy (NES) formulation process, the ILC and the FAO helped CNCR, IPAR, IED Afrique, CICODEV and their partners of the CRAFS alliance organise a meeting in the Mboro agro-ecological zone, with the aim of gathering feedback from the grassroot level and defining a legal framework which would be relevant to the farmers' needs.
First Inauguration of “Sambo Network Agricultural Cooperative” in Cambodia
Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Villages Based Farmer Associations which are members of Farmers Nature Net (FNN) District Network in Sambo district, Kratie province had their own initiative along with some technical support from secretariat team in mobilizing their members in to Agricultural Cooperative which is registered legally with Provincial Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fishery.
Detienen arbitrariamente a María Magdalena Cuc Choc, defensora de los pueblos indígenas en Guatemala.
Latin America & the Caribbean
Friday, 19th January 2018
Compartimos el pronunciamiento de la Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos de Guatemala –UDEFEGUA- sobre la detención arbitraria de María Magdalena Cuc Choc defensora de los pueblos indígenas.
Knowledge inspires land reform process in Cameroon
Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Government representatives, Members of Parliament, Mayors, Traditional Authorities, experts and development actors shared experiences at the Parliament-Government experience-sharing forum on land management at the National Assembly in Yaoundé on 7-8 December 2017.