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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Establishment of Junín Community Reserve to revalue and defend the forest

As a strategy of resistance to the advancement of large-scale mining in the Íntag area, local populations established community reserves to protect territories. The Junín Community Reserve was one of them, created in 1998 to protect and reclaim the land. Those territories...

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SDGF

Promoting Guarani People land rights in Yateirenda

Guarani People began a process of territorial reconstitution more than 40 years ago, when large parts of its population were released from life in captivity at their employers' estates. The main characteristic of the liberated Guarani community of Yateirenda is its...

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Conservation and sustainable use of the Caimito forest

The community of Caimito has decided to preserve one of the last remnants of forest in the Ecuadorian Chocó region. With this final aim in mind the local inhabitants, who historically settled together with migrant settlers -foreigners and Ecuadorians-, organized themselves and...

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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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Leading case secures recognition of Indigenous People’s land rights

In October 2000, Saramaka authorities presented a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights claiming that Suriname had not recognized their territorial rights by granting logging and mining concessions on their lands without consultation or their consent. The issue was addressed...

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Community organization and leadership to boost productive development

Since its beginnings as an organization, the Guarani Indigenous Community of Pananti has been in constant mobilization in order to achieve territorial consolidation. From 2013 onwards, it concentrated on the economic aspect of its agricultural development strategy, placing emphasis on...

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