On World Food Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize to Assert Their Land Rights
Monday, 15th October 2018
New Policy Brief Highlights Their Role in Global Food Security
Thousands join community advocates in Kenya, Myanmar, Peru, Uganda, Guatemala, Indonesia, Australiaand at least 18 other countries to call on governments to secure their rights to the lands that form the basis for global food security and help mitigate against climate change.
International mission presents report with recommendations to end violence against Human Rights and Land Defenders in Guatemala
Latin America & the Caribbean
Monday, 8th October 2018
During the Global Land Forum 2018, participants were informed about the international mission to Guatemala, a response to the escalation of murders of human rights and land defenders in the country. In its report "Losing Lives to Defend the Land", the mission highlights that the acts of violence against land defenders are not isolated events and expresses its concern about renewed systematic patterns of violence against Guatemala's rural communities and Indigenous Peoples. The document includes recommendations aimed at different types of actors involved in order to end the attacks and the general climate of impunity reigning in the country.
Earlier this year, you called on the Liberian authorities to pass the pro-community Land Rights Act. We are excited to share that Liberia’s Senate has just passed the pro-community Land Rights Act into law. And it wouldn’t have happened without thousands of people raising their voices around the world and in Liberia!