DEMOCRACY

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58

Peoples' Organisations Engaged

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522

Land defenders defended in 2023

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223,462

People with land rights secured in 2023

Shrinking civic space is threatening democracy

Only 3.1% of the world's population lives in countries where they are able to exercise their fundamental right to speak out, organise and protest -- according to Civicus.

It’s not enough to simply ensure everyone has a seat at the table, but that the women, men and communities who live on and from the land are empowered enough to use their voice for influence.

ILC is creating and holding space for democratic processes in over 30 countries where people's organisations are pushing for the policies and practices they need. It's part of ILC’s commitment to shifting power for systems change.

And while civic spaces are shrinking, hostilities are also escalating, in particular towards Indigenous, land and environmental defenders who face increasing marginalisation, persecution and attacks for trying to exercise their freedoms.

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In today’s world, being an activist or defender is not only dangerous, but can be fatal.

In 2023, our data indicates that more than 1,500 land rights defenders suffered non-lethal attacks in two countries alone, giving urgency to our collective work for people-centred land governance.

ILC made a commitment towards a power shift within the leadership of our network by revising the ILC Charter, formally establishing the leadership of people’s organisations at all levels of our governance and work.

Our commitment to shift power and leadership into the hands of people’s organisations is not just an internal commitment to democracy. It's a way to push back against the oppressive and unequal social and political forces shaping our world today.

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