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legal empowerment

Synonyms: 
access to justice

The strengthening of the capacity of people to exercise their rights.

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Land corruption in Africa
Reports & Research
September 2019
Africa
Kenya
Uganda
Zambia
Ghana

From July 17 to August 7, 2019, the Land Portal Foundation, the African Land Policy Center, GIZ and Transparency International Chapters in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda co-facilitated the dialogue Land Corruption in Africa addressing the role of traditional leaders in customary land administration, forced evictions as a form of land corruption and its Impact on women’s land rights and an analysis of

Guide to Organizing and Working with Community-based Paralegals
Manuals & Guidelines
Training Resources & Tools
July 2019
Myanmar
Global

This manual is intended to be a practical learning aid and helpful reference guide for community-based paralegals and organizations running community-based paralegal programs.

It shows how paralegals equip people to know law, use law, and shape law. It closes with a chapter on how organizations can best support the work of paralegals, including recruitment, payment, and training. 

Les communautés au coeur de la gestion des forêts
Reports & Research
February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
South-Eastern Asia
Philippines
Nepal

Ce rapport vise à donner des lignes directrices pour l'élaboration de cadres juridiques sur la foresterie communautaire. Il offre des recommandations et un cadre de réflexion pour l'ensemble des acteurs engagés dans la création, la mise en œuvre ou la révision des législations relatives à la foresterie communautaire, en particulier la société civile.

Communities at the heart of forest management
Reports & Research
February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
South-Eastern Asia
Philippines
Nepal

This report is intended to provide guidance to develop enabling legal frameworks governing community forestry. It offers recommendations and a framework for reflection for all actors engaged in creating, implementing or revising laws on community forestry, and for civil society in particular.

Reports & Research
November 2018
Brazil

A comunidade sertaneja de Forquilha está localizada entre os rios Paraíba e Balsas, município de Benedito Leite, Estado do Maranhão - Brasil. Formou-se no início do século XX, por causa da fartura de peixes e das terras férteis das margens dos rios, em pleno Cerrado.

Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2018
Global

The forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach is a forward-looking and dynamic approach that strengthens landscape resilience while creating opportunities to optimise ecosystem goods and services to meet livelihood needs. The equitable and active involvement of all stakeholders in FLR decision making, goal setting and implementation is fundamental.

Cover photo of Midcourse Manoeuvres: Community Strategies and Remedies for Natural Resource Conflicts in India
Reports & Research
June 2018
India

Successive governments in India have emphasized the need for industrial expansion and privatization as the foundation for economic stability and growth. This focus has led to the policy-induced transformation of rural and peri-urban landscapes into use for industry and infrastructure.

A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity
Manuals & Guidelines
June 2018
Global

Today, 1.1 billion people around the world lack legal identity documentation. Without it, they cannot vote, access healthcare, or go to school—and are at risk of becoming stateless. Entire communities—especially the poor and members of minority groups—may lack documentation, leaving them legally and politically invisible.

Cover photo of Myanmar land use report
Reports & Research
June 2018
Myanmar

Since the 1960s, and particularly in the last decade, Southeast Asia has been attracting significant foreign investments. Myanmar, despite its land titling and registration tangles, is no exception. Investors all across the globe are vying for a piece of the “Golden Land” and the country is responding with equal fervor.

Cover photo of report with title Midcourse Manoeuvres: Community Strategies and Remedies for Natural Resource Conflicts in India, Indonesia and Myanmar
Reports & Research
June 2018
Indonesia
Myanmar
Southern Asia
India

Land transformation has been at the centre of the economic growth of post-colonial Asia. In the 1990s, many Asian countries embraced economic liberalization and speculative business interests in land began to replace the state’s control of land for developmental purposes.

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