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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Territorial defence against extractivism in the Íntag Valley

The Íntag Valley is part of two very important biological zones: the tropical Andes and the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena area. Conflicts between the State and local communities arise from the extractive activities at the copper and...

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IPDRS

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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Land Portal

Ensuring land rights for Bolivian chullas

In Aymara culture, a chulla is a person who has no partner. This case addresses the experiences of three women from low-income, poorly educated families, who married young and gained access to land tenure through their spouses and later were widowed. Being considered ...

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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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Pintrest

Beekeepers strengthen sustainability of Tariquía Natural Reserve

The Beekeepers Association of the Tariquía Reserve (known by the Spanish acronym AART) is an association of honey producers operating in the Tariquía Flora and Fauna National Reserve (known by the Spanish acronym RNFFT), in the south of Bolivia. The Reserve was created in order...

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caimito

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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