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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Identity and collective land management for the territorial defence of Tola Chica

By reclaiming their land, the inhabitants of Tola Chica challenged private land ownership, which was the type of tenure the State promoted. Co-proprietors faced various threats which could endanger their territory, from land traffickers to a group from the community which has been...

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ILC

Land collective entitlement to survive in Ayapata

In 2012 and after a long legal battle to recover its land, the community Kichwa Ayapata received a communal land title from the Ecuadorian State. The 164 hectares of Amazonian territory were distributed among 40 families. This was a key milestone for co-proprietors because land...

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CODECA

Defenders of land and territories in Guatemala resist intimidation, assaults and arbitrary detentions

CODECA staff and members confronted repercussions after the publication of a report stating human rights violations by powerful landowners in Guatemala. Repercussions included 40 arrests, 117 acts of aggression, 2 dead people and a discredit and defamation media campaign. Despite this, CODECA...

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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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Indigenous Peoples Secretariat key ally in demarcation and titling of indigenous territories

The Land Administration Project (PRODEP) was designed to develop the legal and institutional framework for the administration of land property rights in Nicaragua, including those of indigenous peoples. Thanks to the political commitment of the government and the involvement of indigenous...

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