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On August 26th, The New Indian Express published an article on the latest developments of the dialogue between social movements, including Ekta Parishad, and the India government, expressing the fact that land reforms ar now on the political agenda, one month before the start of Jan Satyagraha 2012, March for Justice (beginning on October 2nd). To read more click on the link below
Empowering Sustainable Investment Through Secure Land Tenure for Small Farmers
High Level Panel at World Water Week 2012
Stockholm, August 27, 2012
Address by Dr. Madiodio Niasse, International Land Coalition Director
This is the July-August update from the Community Self-reliance Centre (CSRC).
August 24, 2012
Pirgong, Bangladesh - A young landless peasant was brutally killed in a landless territory called Zoykur at Pirgong, Thakurgoan district on July 3. Kamolakanto Kanu, member of the Joykur Peoples Organization which is facilitated by the Community Development Association (CDA) of Bangladesh, and ILC member.
Another article explaining that the government is beginning to consider the issue of landlessness and land grabbing for industrial purposes seriously... Is it just communications or are things really moving in India? One can have some doubts but still appreciate the movement... To read more about the situation in Kerala click on the link below.
Community rights are part of the Forest Rights Act, an India law supposed to guarantee the acces to land and natural ressources for (mainly) indigenous forest dwellers. This law is existing since 2006, but its implementation has many loopholes, especially concerning community rights. In that sense this article is excellent news! To read more click on the link below.
A study of Greenpeace reveals that coal mining has been growing enourmously recently in India, which leads to massive forest destruction and to endanger even more some already fragile species, like the Royal Bengal Tiger, India's symbol. The study also makes a (rare but useful) correlation between the destruction of the fauna in the mining areas and the evictions of local forest dwellers...
A study came out revealing that Asian women are the ones suffering most from lack of land rights, and this seems to prevent some countries to achieve a better development.... To read more click on the link below
In order to effectively pursue its advocacy and lobbying work on behalf of human rights defenders at EU level, Front Line Defenders seeks an Advocacy Officer.
The article in 'Counterview' from July 18th relates the interrogations of Rajagopal PV, President and Founder of Ekta Parishad, about the real "success" of the development model of the State of Gujrarat in India. To find out more click on the link below...
The International Land Coalition (ILC) announces the publication of the infonote International mechanisms for protecting human rights defenders at risk for their work on land rights.