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.
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.
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.