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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Learning from NES Guatemala Good practices from a multi-stakeholder platform

NES Guatemala -Strategy of Inclusive and Sustainable Land Governance for Food Security in Guatemala – is promoted in a complex context characterized by active agrarian conflict and the criminalization of human rights defenders working on land and territorial issues. Despite difficulties...

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Fundación Tierra

Participatory decision-making processes to manage the archaeological heritage of indigenous communities

Overcoming a past of mistrust and lack of communication, Fundación TIERRA has served as a bridge between the government and 117 Aymara communities in the Lake Titicaca watershed. Now, 15 municipalities have passed laws to protect archaeological resources that improve community-based territorial...

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Trócaire

Securing women's land rights in Nicaragua

The patriarchal society in Nicaragua hinders women’s ownership of land. Women are much less likely to own land or access loans to purchase land. Trócaire and partner organisation engaged in a five tier intervention to address barriers to women's access to land. The project focused on enhancing...
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Groundswell International

Association of agroecological producers fosters community social organization

Randy Mikuna is an organization, established by farmers in the central highlands of Ecuador, with an alternative proposal for sustainability. This association of agroecological producers, composed of 32 families, promotes food sovereignty and community social organization. They transform and...

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Indigenous women leadership promotes sustainable development in Puerto Prado

A community of the Amazonian Cocama-Cocamilla People abandoned its land on the banks of the Ucayali River due to scarcity of resources to survive. They have been living, since 1999 and led by Ema Tapullima, in Puerto Prado, on the banks of the Marañón River....

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Linking national and international campaigns helps reverting land grab

In March 2011, 769 families from fourteen Q’eqchi communities were evicted from the Polochic Valley, Guatemala, to allow further expansion of sugar cane plantations. Through its international CRECE (“Grow”) campaign, Oxfam supported the national organization Comité de Unidad Campesina (CUC -...

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