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17 April 2018
Global

Deadline: 

31/05/2018

*Accepting applications on a rolling basis* 

The ILC Secretariat is now accepting applications from member organisations to host interns for the ILC internship programme. The internship programme aims at giving the opportunity to Master’s students and young researchers from within the ILC network to be placed for an internship in another ILC member organisation.
 

Why should you apply?

This is a unique opportunity for ILC members to attract additional capacity into their institutions. The internship programme will

Catholic Church: Land Rights Bill Crucial in Keeping the Peace
17 April 2018
Liberia

Monrovia - Catholic Bishops Conference of Liberia (CABICOL) has said that the Land Rights Bill is crucial and should properly be reviewed before it is passed into law.

CABICOL said the bill must protect the rights of women and youth to own, manage and transfer land; contain accountable safeguard for community land ownership.

Murder of eight-year-old in India tied to nomadic land rights, activists say
17 April 2018
India

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in India, that has triggered massive protests, highlights nomadic tribes’ vulnerability and lack of land rights, activists said.

According to the police, the girl was kidnapped, gang raped and killed in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir as part of a plot by Hindu residents to evict her nomadic Bakkarwal community from a village where they had temporarily settled.

17 April 2018
Africa
Kenya

Environment Liaison Center International (ELCI) is hiring for the Regional Coordination Unit of the International Land Coalition in Africa, ILC Africa a Monitoring, Evaluations and Learning (MEL) Officer.

Position title: Monitoring, Evaluations and Learning (MEL) Officer (Local Contract)

Duty station: Nairobi-Kenya, Kasarani, ICIPE Duduville Campus.

Reporting to:  ILC Africa Regional Coordinator

Qualifications / Preconditions: 

UN Photo/Evan Schneider Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome at the opening of the seventeenth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
16 April 2018
Global

Protecting the land and resource rights of indigenous peoples will not only provide security for historically exploited groups but also help the global fights against climate change and biodiversity loss, said speakers on Monday at the annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Zambia Should Protect Customary Land Rights
17 April 2018
Africa
Kenya

The Environment Liaison Center International (ELCI) is hiring for the Regional Coordination Unit of the International Land Coalition in Africa, ILC Africa a Programme Development Officer (PDO).

Position title: Programme development officer-PDO (local contract)

Duty station: Nairobi-Kenya, Kasarani, ICIPE Duduville Campus.

Reporting to:  ILC Africa Regional Coordinator

Qualifications / Preconditions: 

Call for Application: Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme Officer
3 April 2018
Asia

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization founded in 1992 as a platform for solidarity and cooperation among indigenous peoples in Asia. AAIP is currently looking for an experienced Programme Officer in HUmand Rights Campaigning and Advocacy. 

Deadline: 15.04.2018

Legal activism key to securing land rights during new investment phase
20 March 2018
Cameroon

In the face of rapid changes, how can people in Cameroon ensure they get the best deal to protect their land?

In the shade of a local school’s corrugated iron roof, a group of men and women debate what to do.

Cambodian farmers sue Thai sugar group Mitr Phol over alleged land grab
2 April 2018
Cambodia

Farmers from Cambodia have filed a lawsuit in a Thai civil court against Asia’s largest sugar producer, accusing it of rights abuses after it allegedly kicked farmers off their land, a rights group said on Monday.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 3,000 people, is the first class-action lawsuit filed in a Thai court by plaintiffs from another country against a Thai company operating outside Thailand, the group, Inclusive Development International, said in a statement.

Zambia Should Protect Customary Land Rights
3 April 2018
Zambia

Commercial Farmers Abusing Rural People’s Rights

As activists and policymakers from across the globe gather in Washington D.C. for the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, it’s a good time to reflect on how commercial agriculture leaves peasants landless in Zambia.

27 March 2018
Brazil

Brazilian police have arrested a priest in the Amazon who championed the rights of smallholders against powerful agricultural interests.

Father Amaro Lopes is the best-known follower of the American-born nun, Dorothy Stang, who was murdered in 2005 in a killing orchestrated by landowners during a dispute that continues today.

Announcing the launch of the Research Consortium on Women’s Land Rights
23 March 2018
Uganda
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
India
Global

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Research Consortium, a new powerful hub for the collection, sharing, and exchange of knowledge on how to effectively advance women’s land rights. We know women’s land rights matter, and the Research Consortium is designed to help us figure out how to ensure these rights are realized.

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