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.
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.
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.
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.
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.