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...
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.
From Honduras to Kenya: Violence Continues Against Land and Environmental Defenders
Tuesday, 22nd March 2016
Those at the front lines defending their rights to land and natural resources are among the human rights defenders most vulnerable and targeted for violations. A few weeks ago, the entire world mourned the loss of a great indigenous leader, Berta Cáceres who was murdered in her home in Honduras.
ILC Launches Report with Oxfam and RRI: “Common Ground: Securing Land Rights and Safeguarding the Earth”
Tuesday, 1st March 2016
2.5 billion people at risk of hunger and poverty if land rights are not protected Indigenous Peoples and local communities protect half the world's land, but formally own just 10 percent, according to a report released today by a global alliance of NGOs.
What is the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights and How to Get Involved
Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Our GOAL is to secure all Indigenous and community land rights everywhere. Our TARGET is to double the global area of land legally recognized as owned or controlled by Indigenous Peoples and local communities by 2020.