DEMOCRACIA

Defender los derechos sobre la tierra salvaguarda nuestras libertades

Only 3.1% of the world lives in countries where speaking out, organising, and protesting is not only possible, but encouraged according to Civicus.

More alarming still, while civic spaces are shrinking year-on-year across the globe, land rights defenders face increasing marginalisation and life-threatening prosecution.

In 2023, our data indicates that more than 1,500 land rights defenders suffered non-lethal attacks in two countries alone.

This crisis shapes the daily reality of many of ILC’s almost 300 members in 83 countries, and gives urgency to our collective work for people-centred land governance. Never has our commitment to shift power and leadership into the hands of the people’s organisations in our network been more important, which is why the revised ILC Charter formally establishes their leadership at all levels of ILC’s governance and work.

Watch: Why do land rights lead to democratic societies?

OUR IMPACT ON THE ISSUE

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Peoples' Organisations Engaged

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People with land rights secured in 2023

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Land defenders defended in 2023

Tackling the issue

One of the ways that we protect democracy is by protecting the land rights defenders who are the beating heart of the ILC.
Explore some more ways we are defending our network and promoting democracy in the face of shrinking civic spaces globally:
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WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

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PEOPLE'S DATA

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NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Behind the headlines

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#Pueblos Indígenas #Pueblos indígenas #datos #10. PROTECCIÓN DE LOS DEFENSORES DE LOS DERECHOS A LA TIERRA #resúmenes #ANGOC #CINEP #IWGIA #NATURAL JUSTICE

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#9. MEDIDAS EFICACES CONTRA EL ACAPARAMIENTO DE TIERRAS #10. PROTECCIÓN DE LOS DEFENSORES DE LOS DERECHOS A LA TIERRA #Asia #Personas defensoras de los derechos a la tierra #Philippines #PAKISAMA #CPA #Plataformas de múltiples actores #TFM #AFA #PAFID #AR NOW! #XSF #ANGOC #CARRD

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#Derechos Humanos #10. PROTECCIÓN DE LOS DEFENSORES DE LOS DERECHOS A LA TIERRA #Global #resúmenes

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Learning supports ILC efforts of shifting power into the hands of people whose lives depend on land: opportunities need to work for people’s organisations, women and youth, and be experiential as much as possible.

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