“Only social movements can address social change” - Santiago, on women’s involvement in public spaces, said that. Having worked with indigenous and Muslim women most of her life, she said “if by tradition, women and girls are designated to set the family dining table, then another table has been put up to which can be attributed some of the successful stages of the talks, the peace table is set-up and put into strategic position by the women themselves.”
[ACTION ALERT] With their feet buried in cement, Kendeng Farmers appeal to President
Thursday, 23rd March 2017
The Kendeng farmers call on the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to revoke the license for the state-owned cement maker PT Semen Indonesia in Rembang, Central Java. If this factory is built the effects on both the environment and the lives of hundreds of local farmers will be disastrous. Paddy fields – their main sources of agriculture and income - will be damaged and mountainous water sources under severe risk of contamination. Please take action and sign on to their letter in solidarity: http://tinyurl.com/nx8xl4n
One year Implementation of Indonesia's One Map Policy
Tuesday, 14th March 2017
If we drew a line back to one year before, right in February 2016, Indonesian President Joko Widodo issued One Map Policy Implementation Acceleration Presidential Decree, referring to mapping scale of 1:50.000. This presidential decree explains the One Map Policy with one standard, one geospatial base to be utilized as a tool to accelerate the national development.
A Working Group Meeting on Pasture Land in Central Asia Reached its Excitement
Monday, 13th March 2017
Organized by ILC Asia members in Central Asia, KAFLU (Kyrgyz Association of Forest and Land Users) and JASIL, the working group which led on 21-22 of February in Bishkek, focused on sharing experiences and lesson learned from each participant. 28 participants from organization’s members from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan with some Kyrgyzstan’s government representative, deeply involved in every step of this event.
A Mission to Bangladesh – One Step further for the Third Cycle of NES Bangladesh
Friday, 10th March 2017
This year, Bangladesh has entered its third year of the NES cycle. In order to start the process, ILC Asia members in Bangladesh, led by ALRD (Association of Land Reform Development) have set up a series of activities as the initiative to formulate the strategies to be applied for the next three years. Supervised by ILC Secretariat’s NES Coordinator, the process took place from 5 to 11 February, 2017.