Kapaeeng Foundation urges UN to put pressure on government to secure Indigenous People’s land rights
Thursday, 11th May 2017
During the UNPFII Sixteenth Session that took place at the UN Headquarter on 24 April to 5 May 2017, ILC Asia member from Bangladesh, The Kapaeeng Foundation, made a bold statement to urge the UNPFII to push the Government of Bangladesh to expedite functions of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Commission and to form a separate Land Commission for Indigenous Peoples.
[ACTION ALERT] With their feet buried in cement, Kendeng Farmers appeal to President
Thursday, 23rd March 2017
The Kendeng farmers call on the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to revoke the license for the state-owned cement maker PT Semen Indonesia in Rembang, Central Java. If this factory is built the effects on both the environment and the lives of hundreds of local farmers will be disastrous. Paddy fields – their main sources of agriculture and income - will be damaged and mountainous water sources under severe risk of contamination. Please take action and sign on to their letter in solidarity: http://tinyurl.com/nx8xl4n
A Mission to Bangladesh – One Step further for the Third Cycle of NES Bangladesh
Friday, 10th March 2017
This year, Bangladesh has entered its third year of the NES cycle. In order to start the process, ILC Asia members in Bangladesh, led by ALRD (Association of Land Reform Development) have set up a series of activities as the initiative to formulate the strategies to be applied for the next three years. Supervised by ILC Secretariat’s NES Coordinator, the process took place from 5 to 11 February, 2017.
ILC Asia Members Join the Action to Defend Santal People's Rights on Land
Thursday, 29th December 2016
Press conference: A sudden attack upon indigenous people and Bengali farmers was takes place at Shahebganj Bagda farm in Gobindaganj upazila (sub-district) under Gaibandha district by police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and local goons on 6 November 2016 hired by Rangpur sugar mills authority & influential political elements aiming to evict indigenous and Bengali farmers.