These articles and blogposts were written between September 2017 and January 2018, during my time with Oxfam Novib.
Secure land rights for local and indigenous communities are being recognized as part of the solution to many development challenges. Many argue that secure land rights are key in fighting climate change, poverty, and gender inequality.
This sounds appealing, but how much do you actually know about land rights? This blog post gives you a quick introduction to the many advantages of secure land rights, as well as the challenges we face in implementing them. (more…)
Around the world, thousands of organizations take action for 16 days between 25 November and 10 December to put a spotlight on gender based violence. This international campaign aims to mobilize governments and civil society to take action to end violence against women and girls.
Land Rights Now joins the 16 Days of Activism to raise awareness of the link between land rights and gender based violence. (more…)
Good news! Indigenous communities in Lote 192 have won an overwhelming victory and signed an agreement with the Peruvian Government which recognizes their right to be consulted on use of their ancestral lands. (more…)
When my fellow interns were getting to know each other and the Oxfam Novib office in The Hague, I was all the way across the Atlantic in Costa Rica. I know, not very professional, right?
Well, I was not in Costa Rica on holidays, although it did feel that way sometimes. Instead, I was following a two–week course that equipped me with a fresh set of tools for changing the world. Reflecting on it now, I cannot imagine a better preparation for Oxfam’s fight against poverty, however brief it was. (more…)