Category: Land Rights Now

These articles were written for Land Rights Now, under the supervision of Fionuala Cregan.

Land Rights Now is a global call to action on indigenous and community land rights. Their target is to double the global area of land legally recognized as owned or controlled by Indigenous Peoples and local communities by 2020.

Land Rights for All: A Crash Course on the Importance of Land Rights

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…)

Land Rights Now – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

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…)