ILC believes civil society leadership is worth strengthening/ILC/Israel Bionyi

Building civil society leadership for land governance in Africa

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Civil society leadership is worth strengthening, because it can act as a vital force for tenure security and a bastion of democracy

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atelier pour les défenseurs des terres en Afrique en RDC

Knowledge to land defenders on how to stay alive when threatened

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Two workshops skilled land defenders on safety during advocacy

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M. Mwarabu defend les droits fonciers des peuples autochtones Pygmées Babuluko dans le Territoire de Walikale. Photo/ Israel Bionyi ILC Afrique

PIDP: ILC member in DRC protect land defender from criminalisation

Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Land rights defender, Mr Mwarabu Mbula Jean Koko, is in good health after spending a hell of time in the hands of the Congolese armed forces in March 2017. While Mr Mwarabu was mediating the conflict between two communities in Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), he was arbitrarily arrested, jailed and tortured. During this painful moment, a strategy coordinated by the Integrated Program for the Development of the Pygmy People (PIDP) in Kivu, supported by ILC, fought against his criminalisation, denounced his unfair treatment and brought him medical help.  Protecting the civil and political rights of human rights defenders working on land issues is one of the ten commitments of ILC.

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Governments working with private and public stakeholders to improve land governance in Africa

Thursday, 23rd November 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 November  2017- Multi-stakeholders platforms (MSP) bringing together civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector, governments, and UN agencies are essential in securing land rights and achieving development in Africa. The collaborative nature of these platforms has great potential for synergising ideas and finding common ground on land issues. MSP appears to be a recommendation of regional, continental and international normative frameworks on land tenure, including the Frameworks and Guidelines on Land Governance in Africa (F&Gs), the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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ILC members celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day 2017

Monday, 14th August 2017

From Cameroon to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ILC members campaigned for the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in politics and government for better recognition of their rights.

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