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#Sundayreading – Brazilian former slave community fights for land

By Julia CarneiroBBC Brasil, Rio dos Macacos Julia Carneiro visits the Rio dos Macacos quilombo   In the small community of Rio dos Macacos, in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia, a tall, leafy jack tree stands as a living… Continue Reading →

#India – Dalit family flees after feudal lords capture their land

AJMER: A dalit family from remote Harpura village of Sarwar block of the district are trying to get shelter going from one village to another these days. They are thrashed and threatened not to enter their village again by feudal lords (samants) so that… Continue Reading →

Dalit organizations launch 120 day long Bhoomi Adhikar Yatra for land rights in MP

2 January 2014 – By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, Sidhi, MP: While most of the people bid adieu to the bygone year and welcomed the New Year with lavish parties, hundreds of Dalits and Adivasis decided to make a new beginning… Continue Reading →

Realizing women’s rights to land and other productive resources #womenrights

  Authors/Editor(s): UN Women and OHCHR         Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to an adequate standard of living. Throughout the world,… Continue Reading →

#India – Adivasis and the New Land Acquisition Act #Tribals #Indigenous #mustread

Vol – XLVIII No. 41, October 12, 2013 | Chitrangada Choudhury, EPW Much work remains to be done if the new Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act has to mark a meaningful shift for India’s adivasi communities. Chitrangada Choudhury (chitrangada@csds.in) Chitrangada Choudhury… Continue Reading →

Rights to Land and Other Productive Resources for Women and Men in the Post-2015 Agenda

Land Post-2015 Secure rights to land and other productive resources provide a foundation on which to build an equitable, secure, and sustainable world. For a vast majority of people, particularly in developing countries, the ability to access, use, own, control, or… Continue Reading →

Land to the Tillers: Responses to Land Grabs

  By Beverly Bell and Tory Field, Other Worlds | Op-Ed The outcome of last Sunday’s elections in Cambodia, in which Prime Minister Hun Sen hoped to extend his 28-year rule, is in dispute. Even if he continues in office,… Continue Reading →

#Brazil -Indian #Tribe threatens mass suicide if evicted from homeland – #GuaraniKaiowa

About 170 members of the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowa tribe in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul have threatened to commit mass suicide if they are evicted from their agricultural farm. This week, a Brazilian court ordered members of the… Continue Reading →

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