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12 February 2019
South America

In early October 2018, residents of Trapicheiros—a small favela of 52 families situated near Salgueiro in Tijuca, in the North Zone of Rio—began receiving messages of harassment from strangers on the Internet. An article published on October 5 in O Globo and shared in the 

9 February 2019
South Africa

Johannesburg - Wherever she goes, Nonhle Mbuthuma expects to feel the cold metal tip of a gun pressed against her head.

The land and environmental rights campaigner knows she could pay the ultimate price in her unwavering fight to protect her unspoilt, ancestral land from mining.

“I don’t feel safe at all,” says Mbuthuma, a founder of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), of the threats she receives from pro-mining interests.

“My voice is now the loudest. I’m seen as a ‘nuisance’ because I’m protecting my forefathers’ land and my children’s land.”

Indigenous people protest outside a court during a hearing of Roberto David Castillo, arrested on charges of helping plan the murder of Berta Caceres, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 3, 2018. Placard reads: "Berta will come back again and she will be milli
2 January 2019
South Africa
Liberia
Honduras
Indonesia
India

Secure land rights can help improve food security, limit deforestation and tackle climate change, activists say

BANGKOK - The fight over land and resources was bloody in 2018, with governments from Brazil to the Philippines accused of failing to protect campaigners, and indigenous people battling to hold on to their homes and land.

Despite compelling evidence that shows secure land rights can help improve food security, limit deforestation and tackle climate change, authorities in many countries have been slow to act, activists said.

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ALRD envisions a Bangladesh where upholding the rights of the citizen is the cornerstone of the State and where the State is pro-actively pursuing the promotion and strengthening of the rights of poor and the marginalized, including the most vulnerable of the society; landless peasants, indigenous peoples, women and religious and other minority communities. ALRD further aspires for a Bangladesh that adopts secularism as key guiding principle and gender equity and social justice are considered as key objectives of all its undertakings.

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A CMP é fruto de um processo histórico de resistência e dos movimentos sociais populares, em especial das lutas sociais dos anos 1980. Foi fundada no I Congresso Nacional de Movimentos Populares, realizado de 28 a 31 de outubro de 1993, realizado em Belo Horizonte-MG.

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India's leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a nonprofit, independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India. www.cprindia.org

The Cloudburst Group was founded in 2005 and is a registered small business providing management consulting services to public and private clients in the United States and internationally. We are a mission-driven organization, focused on providing solutions for issues around land, housing, and health. We are headquartered in the Washington DC area–in Landover, Maryland–with a network of satellite offices and consultants spread across the globe.

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DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. We envision a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer and better governed, safer, healthier, and environmentally more sustainable.

Land Tenure and Property Rights

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Geoffrey Payne and Associates (GPA) was established in 1995 and has since undertaken consultancy, training and research assignments throughout the world. Clients include national governments, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UN-HABITAT, SIDA, the World Bank, Cities Alliance and various NGOs and universities. A range of materials, from books, articles, media packs and documentary films have been produced and can be found under the publications link.

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Odisha is one of the federal States of the Union of India which came into existence from 1936. The Government of Odisha has number of Departments under it, like the Ministry in case of Government of India, to deal with administration and governance of the State of Odisha. As land is under the State list of the Constitution of India, Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Government of Odisha has been mainly dealing with matters related to land.

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International Development Expert, writer, and motivational speaker Dr. Jamal Browne, continues to establish himself as an outstanding young leader within the Caribbean region and across The Americas.

At just 31 years old, his professional and academic accomplishments are testimony to his progressive outlook on life,  while his civic engagements and keen sense of social responsibility reflect his commitment to improving the human condition, while inspiring others to do the same.

Land Governance Multi-stakeholder Dialogue
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The Dutch Land Governance Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (LG MSD) is a dialogue jointly organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, companies, financial institutions, civil society organizations and knowledge institutes. Its organizing committee consists of representatives from Oxfam, Both ENDS, FMO, Actiam, APG, Utrecht University and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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LGTN is a recently formed network that has been established to raise awareness in public discourse about property rights and land governance. As a collective and as individual members, the network seeks to inject the national conversation with innovative ideas and concepts about securing tenure rights by drawing from research evidence on the ground as well as models being tried or tested in  the country and elsewhere in Africa and the world.

The network aims to:

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The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) is a private, autonomous, voluntary non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit sharing organization envisioning a just and equitable society. It has a mission of empowering the people of Tanzania, so as to promote, reinforce and safeguard human rights and good governance in the country.  The broad objective is to create legal and human rights awareness among the public and in particular the underprivileged section of society through legal and civic education, advocacy linked with legal aid provision, research and human rights monitoring.

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