land rights

land rights

Parvenir à l’égalité des sexes en matière de propriété foncière contribuerait à l’autonomisation des femmes. Photo : Luz Evelia Godines Solano, productrice de café au Nicaragua.

Why indigenous and community land rights matter for everyone

Did you know that 90% of Africa’s rural land is undocumented, leaving rural communities vulnerable to land-grabbing? On Earth Day 2017, join our collective effort to make a difference not just for indigenous peoples and local communities but for the health of the environment and ending poverty and inequality.

A 67 year old local fisherman stands by the Mekong river, Loas.

Community resilience in South East Asia

Oxfam is working with local partners in Cambodia and Laos to help communities become more resilient to the challenges they face. From climate change to land rights, we are ensuring that people have the knowledge and skills they need to be able to confront any problem.

A women works for an Oxfam cash for work program to rebuild an irrigation channel in Nepal

Building back right

As recovery in Nepal begins after the earthquake that struck in April 2015, there is an opportunity to ensure that reconstruction and resettlement policies and programmes are inclusive of women and those who are landless.

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