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Meet Yolanda Garcia Loango

Yolanda is an Afro-Colombian who has dedicated her life to preserving the culture and environment of the Guapi region of Colombia on the Pacific coast.  As an internationally recognized activist and...

Can the technological revolution prompt a land rights revolution: Mozambican land rights defenders are ready to find out

In Mozambique, like in so many other parts of the world, a quiet land rights revolution is brewing, ready as ever to emerge.  The end of a brutal civil war, which lasted sixteen years and ended in...

Woman Lekhpal – One step towards change

Inadequate laws and policies, patriarchal mindsets, an unwelcoming system, lack of mobility due to traditional patriarchal norms, anda  dearth of information about laws, are just some of the main...

Shathi’s land related misery ends

Shathi, daughter of Md Abdul Razzak, lives in the village of Hatiyadah located in the sub district of Singra within the larger Natore district. Her dream was to support  the poor after finishing her...

Bhumi Bondhu: A window of securing land right

Nurul Islam, a teacher by profession lived in a village called Bhatiyapara located in Chakla Union under Parnchagarh Sadar sub district. He inherited some land from his father and also purchased some...

Supporting single widowed women in challenging power structures and battling for their rightful land

The Vanita Shakti Mahila Sangathan (VSMS) is a community based organisation of more than 2500 women from the Dhanpur block of Dahod, a primarily tribal district in Gujarat. The Sangathan has emerged...

A Case Study on Changes in Jolzam Village's Land Rights

Among the Kuki tribes of Manipur, the chieftainship system of land holding is still in practice. This system is subject to highly unequal land and power relations, where land ownership is the...

Case study on Zuimi Community

Introduction The present Ziumi which I live is like any typical village built on a lovely meadow situatedabout 75 KMs from NH39 and 102 KMs from District Headquarter Senapati. The village is about...

Ramrati Devi and Bhoodan land- Bihar

In the Kohbari village at Vinobapuri Tola, located in Barachatty block of Gaya district, there are 35 beneficiaries including 33 women and 2 men who have received their Praman Patra from the Bhoodan...

Israwati Devi – A land rights’ defender

Trained under the leadership development program of Landesa in Uttar Pradesh; promoting village level leaders for supporting land rights of the poor, especially women. For the elderly in the village...

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