Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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Community Organisations successfully recover grabbed land in Bangladesh

Dalla villagers in Dinajpur, Bangladesh had lost their land to land grabbing social elites, affecting their land based livelihoods. With the support of CDA, the community formed the DallaJonosongothon Organisation, a peasants' organisation working to recover the community's khas land...

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IFAD

Pasture users’ unions (PPUs) improve rural farmers' livelihoods in Kyrgyzstan

IFAD's Agricultural Investments and Services Project (AISP) assisted in the implementation of the 2009 "Pasture Law" which devolved pastureland management to local government and pasture users, in the form of pasture users’ unions (PUUs). 768 PUUs and 714 community pasture management plans were...

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Kyrgyz Jayity

Community-based natural resource management in Kyrgyzstan

To remedy the degradation and ineffective management of pastureland, the Law on Pastures, enacted in 2009, allowed the formation of Pasture Users’ Unions (PUUs). The National Pasture Users’ Association of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Jayity, has facilitated the formation of 454 PUUs. Using community-based...

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Protecting forests and securing customary rights through Community Forest Governance

Indigenous Peoples play a crucial role in defending and protecting their forest land rights. The passing of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006 is a positive step towards the recognition of...

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Trocaire - Odisha-Women_Caption Tribal women in Odisha. Photographer Justin Kernoghan

District-wide movement achieves recognition of community forest rights

The struggle of 125 Adivasi and Dalit families of the Doliambo village in Odisha, led to the legal recognition of their entitlement to their ancestral land and forests, denied to them since colonial times. Historically, marginalised and poor forest dependent...

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Women shout slogans during a protest rally in Gandhinagar on 18 June 2013. The protesters, mainly farmers, were protesting against the Gujarat government’s decision to develop Mandal-Becharaji as a special investment region (SIR)

Women and youth protests revert land dispossession by the State

In September 2012, the Government of Gujarat announced the creation of the Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region (MB SIR). By covering 44 agricultural villages, the project would have caused the loss of livelihood to 60,000 people dependent on land. Two...

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