land rights

land rights

Achieving gender equality in land ownership would empower women and give them greater influence over the way that land is used. In the picture: Luz Evelia Godines Solano, a coffee farmer from 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? It's a matter of human rights. It's their land.  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.

Two indigenous girls watch a lunch is prepared, Mangalito village, Bolivia

Common Ground

This report launches a Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights, backed by more than 300 organizations all over the world. It is a manifesto of solidarity with the ongoing struggles of indigenous peoples and local communities seeking to secure their land rights once and for all.

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