New Momentum to Resolve Challenges in Land Management in Kenya

Friday, 20th January 2017

The quest for an end to the perennial challenges in land management in Kenya has today benefited from a new thrust. This followed a resolution by over thirty land sector actors to launch the National Engagement Strategy, which provides for a multi-stakeholder platform, to coordinate activities towards resolving the perennial land management challenges in Kenya. 

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A Year in Review: 2016 Highlights from the International Land Coalition

Wednesday, 28th December 2016

With the first year of ILC's new Strategy 2016-2021 coming to an end, let's take a look back at some of the highlights. 

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Sharifa Juma digs terraces to stop soil erosion  Lushoto, Tanzania. Credit: Georgina Smith / CIAT

CSOs' statement on the amending process of the National Land Policy in Tanzania

Thursday, 13th October 2016

We civil society organizations and stakeholders in the Tanzanian land sector would like to thank the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements for initiating in good faith, the process of amending the National Land Policy of 1995 now underway.

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Stronger together: NES Cameroon unites civil society to influence national land reform

Tuesday, 11th October 2016

During an official ceremony in February 2014, ILC's country platform in Cameroon -  known as the Cameroon National Engagement Strategy (NES) -  delivered into the hands of high-level representatives of the Government and seven concerned Ministries a position paper on land reform. Other organisations and stakeholders also submitted their inputs and proposals. Twelve papers; twelve divergent approaches to solutions.

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International Land Deals for Agriculture. Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II

26.7 Million Hectares of Agricultural Land in Investors’ Hands

Tuesday, 11th October 2016

New report by the Land Matrix initiative takes stock of situation.

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Photo credit: Women to Kilimanjaro

Women across Africa plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to demand #landrightsnow

Wednesday, 14th September 2016

A woman has lost her husband and has no rights to their household land; a biofuel company pushes another smallholder farmer off her land; while a community's land and water is poisoned by a mining company. These three stories are part of an animated video to promote the Kilimanjaro Initiative in October 2016.  

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Kaneez Akhtar weeds her spinach field in her village Jandal, Kotli district, AJK (Azad Jammu Kashmir), Pakistan ©IFAD/Asad Zaidi

Islamic inheritance laws and rural women, new issue of ILC Framing the Debate series is out

Tuesday, 6th September 2016

«Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas». The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, social and political reasons for discriminatory inheritance practices.

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Meeting with community members in Htein Gyi village - Photo credit Marcus Rhinelander

Empowered community reverts displacement for large dam

In 2011, a hydropower dam project threatened to displace 1797 people from 4 villages in the Anyar Phyar Village Tract in Southern Myanmar. Due to strong community organisation, research, and campaigning, the communities were able to gain the support of the government. As a result, the hydropower...

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Four different communities; one common thread.

Thursday, 26th May 2016

From the small island of Eigg in the West Highlands of Scotland to the Miskitu Indigenous women from the deep forests of Nicaragua, these are the stories of ILC members from four very different communities, whose lives are intertwined by one common thread: securing their community and Indigenous Peoples land rights has significantly improved their lives

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ILC Member Namati Winner of the Skoll Foundation Award

Wednesday, 13th April 2016

The ILC would like to extend a warm congratulations to Vivek Maru, founder of ILC member organisation Namati (Innovations in Legal Empowerment), on being awarded the Skoll Award for Social Justice!

 
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