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, Australia and 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.

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International mission presents report with recommendations to end violence against Human Rights and Land Defenders in Guatemala

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.

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Joan Carling is the winner of the Champions of the Earth Award

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

Congratulations to Joan Carling for winning the 2018 Champions of the Earth Award, for lifetime achievement, one of the highest environmental honours of the United Nations.

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Global Landscapes Forum propels rangelands into the sustainable landscapes agenda

Friday, 7th September 2018
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A big win for the Land Rights Now campaign!

Thursday, 6th September 2018

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!

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Liberia: more voices support civil society’s press for a better land rights law

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

In a statement, Land Rights Now supports the civil society’s call for Liberian policymakers to review and pass a people centred land rights bill

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