land rights

Campaign win: Voith-Hydro quits Agua Zarca dam project

Blog: The power of people against injustice in Honduras

Following months of public pressure, Voith-Hydro is the latest company to quit the controversial Agua Zarca dam project in Honduras. So how did Oxfam supporters help make this happen?

Child travelling along the Pastaza River in Loreto, Peru. Photo: Percy Ramirez

Blog: Indigenous rights must come before profits

Deep in the Amazon rainforest in Peru, indigenous communities have lived off their lands for generations. But for over 45 years, they have been devastated by the consequences of oil exploitation on their lands. Tell the Peruvian government that this indifference has gone on long enough.

Colombia woman farmer. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Colombia's challenge: addressing land inequality and consolidating peace

Colombia has the most unequal distribution of land in Latin America, yet equitable access to land is a decisive factor for consolidating peace in Colombia.

Farming in Bolivia. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Land and inequality in Latin America: a harsh reality unearthed

Land inequality in Latin America is worse today than in decades, with women being particularly marginalized. The future of sustainable and inclusive development of much of the continent depends on redressing this.

Le 2 mars dernier, Berta Cáceres, militante hondurienne du droit à la terre, a été assassinée en pleine nuit.

Blog: Murdered after campaigning for justice

The recent assassinations of Berta Cáceres and Nelson García highlight the extreme violence and intimidation that many indigenous land rights activists face every day. It also underscores the urgent need for companies in the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras to fully and permanently withdraw their involvement.

Indigenous communities in Cambodia. Photo: Kimlong Meng/Oxfam

Blog: Are the Sustainable Development Goals matching international standards on land rights?

Protecting people’s land rights is also about measuring them in the right way. The upcoming Sustainable Development Goals are a historic opportunity to improve the livelihoods through protecting - and measuring - people's land rights.

Indian women tilling the earth. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Why ending poverty in India means tackling rural poverty and power

More than 800 million of India’s 1.25 billion people live in the countryside. One quarter of rural India’s population is below the official poverty line – 216 million people. Vanita Suneja, Oxfam India’s Economic Justice Lead, argues that India can’t progress until it tackles rural poverty.

Des militantes rurales au Pérou demandent de l'action urgente face au changement climatique.

Blog: Las voces del Amazonas en la COP20: Una historia demasiado familiar

Al igual que en tantos lugares del mundo, el cambio climático y otros temas relaciondos con el medio ambiente están teniendo un gran impacto en la vida de la población local en la Amazonía peruana.

Des militantes rurales au Pérou demandent de l'action urgente face au changement climatique.

Blog: Listening to people of the Amazon during COP 20: A story of land rights

Like in so many places around the world, climate change and environmental issues are having a huge impact on the lives of local people in the Peruvian Amazon.

Blog: Two years on: What became of 'The Guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests?'

9 March 2012 is a memorable date. In any case, I will never forget it. Late that night, at the headquarters of the FAO in Rome, intense negotiations concluded at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on a landmark agreement on how to govern land (the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security” - “the Guidelines”).

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