Land Rights

Taking On the Logging Pirates: Papua New Guineans Speak Out Against Illegal Logging, Palm Oil, and Corruption

Oakland, CA—A landmark report from the Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates, Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out! elevates the voices of communities across the country who are opposing the theft of their land, made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign companies.

Taking On the Logging Pirates: Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out!

A landmark report from the Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates: Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out! elevates the voices of communities across the country who are opposing the theft of their land, made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign companies.

Communities Being Left Behind in the Fight for Land in Uganda

In a Uganda forest reserve, green goals and community land rights are at odds. It's a story being played out across Africa, as investors scramble to lease and buy vast tracts.

Kutowajibika Katika Uwekezaji: Agrica Ni Mfano Wa Mradi Wa Maendeleo Ulioharibika Tanzania

Mashamba ya kilombelo (KPL) yana ukubwa wa hekta 5,818 (ha) za mpunga zilizo katika kiini cha rutuba cha Bonde la Kilombero, Tanzania. Mbali na kuendeleza mashamba makubwa ya mpunga, KPL inafanya kazi na wakulima wadogo wadogo kupitia mashamba darasa yanayozingatia mfumo wa teknolojia ya ongezeko la mpunga (SRI) . Mradi wa uwekezaji unapata msaada mkubwa wa kifedha na kiufundi kutoka taasisi za maendeleo mbalimbali ikiwa ni pamoja na Idara ya Kimataifa ya Maendeleo ya Uingereza (DfID) na USAID1.

US Senate Letter to Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

Letter from US Senators Patrick Leahy and Jeff Merkley to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill calling for action to end land grabbing and illegal logging in PNG.

What Impact will Brazil's Plan to Allow Foreign Ownership of Land Have?

By Chris Arsenault

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation)—Brazil's plan to allow foreigners to buy large tracts of farmland to spur growth in South America's biggest country is being closely monitored by foreign investors, such as pension funds looking for stable, long-term returns, experts say.

This Human Rights Day, Stand Up for Human Rights in Sri Lanka

December 10, 2016. This International Human Rights Day – themed “Stand up for someone’s rights” – there’s a lot to stand up for.  

Trump, Ethiopia: Neither is Normal

In the weeks since Donald Trump was elected, many have focused on the need to not normalize the man, his words, or his actions.1

This call is vital. We cannot normalize having someone in the White House who has become the very face of bigotry, islamophobia, white supremacy, misogyny, and contempt for the environment.

On Our Land (Français)

On Our Land raconte l'expérience des communautés rurales de Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée et donne la parole à celles et ceux qui voient leurs terres et ressources naturelles accaparées par une deforestation illégale massive. Le film évoque l'échec des politiques de développement en place dans le pays et le montre combat que mènent communautés et ONGs pour défendre leurs droits et les ressources naturelles dont elles dépendent.

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