Remembering human rights defender Yohanes Yohathan Balubun

Patricia Miranda Wattimena
Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Yohanes Yohathan Balubun (YB), an Indigenous Peoples’ human rights defender and a lawyer from Maluku, dedicated his entire life to the struggles of Indigenous Peoples in Maluku and beyond. 

One year after the attack on Santals in Bangladesh, evacuees remain un-rehabilitated

Kapaeeng Foundation
Friday, 8th December 2017

Most of the evicted Santals were still living in shanties they had built almost a year ago. Many of the injured are still suffering. The victims claimed that they have not yet receiving any compensation which once promised by the government.

How to use treaty bodies at country level: The Bangladesh experience

Priti Darooka
Monday, 27th November 2017

ILC in partnership with the Human Rights Forum of Bangladesh (HRFB), SAFA (South Asian Feminist Alliance for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) and PWESCR (Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) organised a 2 day national consultation on how to develop an effective alternate report for UN Committee on Economic, Social Cultural Rights (CESCR).

From Forlorn Wastelands to Thriving Commons in India

Zachary Slobig- Skoll Foundation
Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Years ago, early in Jagdeesh Rao Puppala’s career, he ran into some trouble with the law in rural western India. He had just returned from a small event where some eminent leaders and villagers had decided to green a patch of derelict land. It was the familiar photo-op of a handful of VIPs planting a row of saplings. When he returned to the office, he found an unfamiliar man waiting for him. The man was from the District Magistrate’s office. He handed him an envelope. Inside, Jagdeesh found a notice of trespassing.

Indigenous Youth Conference 2017

Kapaeeng Foundation
Wednesday, 1st November 2017

The Indigenous Youth Conference 2017 successfully ended in Komolganj, Moulvibazar with strengthened solidarity and enhanced capacities among a bunch of rising indigenous youth leaders of Bangladesh. The youth leaders present vowed to continue their communications and networks in order to work for a better future of indigenous peoples in Bangladesh.

What does National Peasant Day mean to urban society?

Wahyubinatara Fernandez of RMI - Rimbawan Muda Indonesia-
Thursday, 5th October 2017

ILC Asia member in Indonesia, RMI (Rimbawan Muda Indonesia) has a slightly different approach to celebrate the National Peasant Day which falls on the 24th of September of every year. By targeting to urban society, RMI raises their awareness on the peasants' existence impact for their daily life. 

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