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16 April 2019
South-Eastern Asia
Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — When Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was elected in 2014, he ran on bold promises to ensure higher economic growth, reduce environmental impact, reform land laws, and improve both human rights and public health in Indonesia.

12 April 2019
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia

As the climate shifts and population grows, land in the Choke Mountain watershed is becoming degraded, causing problems here and further downstream on the Nile

CHOKE, Ethiopia - Sloping fields of barley and potatoes stretching far into the distance are a common sight in the mountains of Ethiopia's northwestern Amhara Regional State.

12 April 2019
South America
Ecuador

Waorani people accuse Ecuador of violating their rights and putting their territory up for international oil auction.

Puyo, Ecuador - More than 200 indigenous Waorani people and their supporters marched to the court in the Amazon city of Puyo on Thursday to begin their high-stakes hearing against the Ecuadorian government.

11 April 2019
Hong Kong

A government policy that favours male residents and was introduced to improve living conditions of indigenous inhabitants, has been criticised for exacerbating a chronic housing shortage

11 April 2019
Global

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

9 April 2019
Kenya
Western Africa

Despite a legal ruling and international attention, Kenya's Ogiek people have continued to face evictions, underlining the inherent difficulties in implementing judgments

The continued dominance of colonial-imposed laws over pre-existing customary legal systems, has been the bane of land rights disputes involving indigenous peoples across the globe for many years.

8 April 2019
Zimbabwe
Southern Africa

Zimbabwe is moving forward with a process to compensate former farm owners whose land was taken from them because they were white during the country’s fast-track land reform program (FTLRP).

7 April 2019
India

Tribals insist that their land is most important and they will vote for those who will ensure that nobody takes their land

In the heart of Maoist stronghold of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, nationalism is not a vote catcher.

Tribals like Bheema Mandavi (35), claim that their right over land is the main poll issue.

4 April 2019
Colombia
  • Protesters have blocked the Pan-American Highway connecting Colombia to Ecuador. Duque has refused to travel to the department of Cauca to meet with indigenous organizations unless the blockade is first lifted.
4 April 2019
Uganda
Peru
Indonesia

When countries revise their land and forest tenure laws, whereby rights are granted to people who depend on forests for their livelihoods, one goal is to reduce disputes over land and resources.

Despite this, conflicts persist, and sometimes new ones arise: why?

3 April 2019
Western Africa
Liberia

Liberia is in the throes of finalising one of Africa’s most progressive land rights laws but its potential will be thwarted if women are excluded

In the 42-year history of International Women’s Day, there have been huge advances in women’s rights across the world. But despite these strides, many are still fighting for basic human rights, including to life and security.

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