Ogiek Indigenous Peoples win historic battle against government in African land rights case

Friday, 26th May 2017

ILC member, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) argues the 8 year-long Ogiek case to victory in front of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, which recognises the Ogiek's indigenous status and their right to reparations from the government of Kenya.

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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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Media helps to echo voices and demands of women climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Friday, 21st October 2016

Climbing to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the name of women's land rights across Africa has caught the attention of media outlets around the world. Here is a summary of media mentions of the historical event: 

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500 #Women2Kilimanjaro, 29 Climbers, 22 Countries, 1 Charter demanding Land Rights Now

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

In their fight for equal land rights, African women have made an epic step up. Between October 10th to 16th, women from across Africa reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to shout out a powerful demand: Women’s Land Rights Now! At their return on October 15th, coinciding with the International Day of Rural Women, they were welcomed and celebrated by about 500 other women from 22 African countries.

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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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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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