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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Save Pulau Pari!

Monday, 5th November 2018

Investors are grabbing an entire island in Indonesia to develop a resort, displacing the community and destroying local eco-systems.

Hundreds of families are facing the threat of eviction from the island of Pari in Indonesia in order to possess the whole island for a corporate tourist resort. This pristine 42,5-hectare island has been their home for generations and they have played a key role in protecting its fragile eco-system of mangroves and coral reefs, key to the fight against climate change. Today all of this is under threat but the community of 300 fisherfolk families refuses to give up and are mobilising to save Pulau Pari. 

This is their story.

 

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POST-GLF: Indonesian CSOs wish for a united action

Tuesday, 30th October 2018

“The mandate generated from the GLF needs to be published and disseminated to the wider audiences and public society”.

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ENI Guatemala promueve acciones para el cese de la conflictividad agraria y criminalización de campesinos/as

Tuesday, 30th October 2018

La Estrategia para la Gobernanza Territorial Incluyente y Sostenible para la Seguridad Alimentaria (ENI Guatemala) junto con organizaciones del Frente Amplio han logrado importantes avances respecto a los 69 casos presentados al Ministerio Público -calificados de "conflictos agrarios"- tras las reuniones llevadas a cabo en junio con la  Fiscal General para su esclarecimiento.

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Dr. Ibrahima KA, juriste, expert foncier international

What it takes to do a doctorate in land governance

Monday, 15th October 2018

Interview with Dr. Ibrahima KA, legal expert, international land expert, researcher and  land and natural resource management programme manager at IPAR.

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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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