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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Ocupación efectiva de territorios: tierras, agua y producción en comunidades wichi_Photo credit Fundapaz

Effective occupancy of territories: land, water and production in Wichi communities

Wichi communities fought, from 1982 to 1997, to obtain land titles for their plots numbered 5, 6, 8 and 92 and plots named Capitán Pagé, San Patricio and Abregú. The fifteen-year struggle was eventually successful through a dialog process and final agreements...

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Participatory geographic information system for water management

During last decades, effective occupation of territories took place in the north of Argentina, allowing many communities to access land. The formation of Fundapaz institutional Geographic Information System (GIS), together with the consultation, projection and work planning to supply water for...

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Articulación intersectorial para la gestión comunitaria  del agua_Photo credit Plurales

Intersectoral coordination for community water management

The Tulumba Valley or in the local Comechingon language, “place where used to be water,” is located 130 km from the city of Cordoba. Although it was a naturally-privileged site, residents lost their livelihoods after an extensive drought period, with water scarcity...

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Defensa del territorio sagrado de Wirikuta amenazado  por la minería_Photo credit Salvemos Wirikuta

Defending Wirikuta ancestral lands from mining activities

Wirikuta is a sacred territory recognized internationally, due to its natural and cultural value, by UNESCO. It is also of great significance to the survival of the Wixarika (Huichol) Indigenous People. A comprehensive intervention has been carried out to protect the crucial...

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Land entitlement empowers indigenous communities

Four communities, three of the Indigenous Mozonte and one of the Telpaneca indigenous group, implemented Innovation Plans designed and facilitated by the National Union of Farmers and Cattlemen (Unión Nacional de Agricultores y Ganaderos or UNAG). The plans aimed to...

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Propiedad comunitaria, mapeo participativo y recuperación del territorio

Community ownership, participatory mapping and land recovery

In the municipality of San Luis, Mayan q’eqchi’es communities of El Aguacate, Mabila and Chiruja implemented an innovation plan, which was facilitated by Pastoral Social of the Peten Vicariate. The aim was to transfer participatory mapping methodology and the promotion...

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