land rights

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”).

#StandforLand photo competition: And the winner is...

Blog: #StandforLand photo competition: And the winner is...

267,000 actions. 1100 photos. 60 countries. 1 ask: PepsiCo and Associated British Foods - make sure your sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs!

In November we partnered with photo sharing app EyeEm to ask you to Stand for Land by taking a photo of your feet in your favorite place and stand in solidarity with those affected by land grabs, to demand action from PepsiCo and ABF to make sure their sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs.

You spoke. Coca-Cola listened. Who's next?

Blog: You spoke. Coca-Cola listened. Who's next?

What does it take to make a global sugar giant promise to improve its policies on land?

Parece que Coca-Cola, Pepsi y ABF están ignorando a 175.000 de sus clientes

Blog: Parece que Coca-Cola, Pepsi y ABF están ignorando a 175.000 de sus clientes

¿Es tan difícil decir “no toleramos los abusos”? 

Habéis sido más 300.000 los que habéis participado en nuestra campaña Tras la Marca, cuestionando la manera en que funcionan las empresas alimentarias que fabrican vuestras marcas favoritas. 


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