Namibia: How corruption affects women's land rights The Namibian | 03 Apr 2019
Corrupt practices in the context of large-scale land-based investments in Africa contribute to the unauthorised conversion of customary land to commercial land, to the detriment of poor rural women's access
UN’s SABL response due in seven days Post-Courier | 03 Apr 2019
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination asked the PNG government yet again, to respond to concerns that PNG continues to authorise the exploitation of indigenous land by foreign companies through SABLs.
How land grabbers co-opt indigenous ritual traditions in Papua: Q&A with anthropologist Sophie Chao Mongabay | 29 Mar 2019
Industrial-scale agriculture poses considerable risk to the indigenous peoples of Papua. Anthropologist Sophie Chao has studied the often fraught relationship between Papuans and plantation firms, and the mechanisms through which indigenous people are compelled to give up their land.
139 groups from 26 countries mark ‘Day of the Landless’ PAN AP | 29 Mar 2019
In a strong show of support to rural communities asserting their right to land, 139 organizations from 26 countries across Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe issued a joint statement to mark the Day of the Landless last 29 March with several solidarity actions were also held on the same day.
Day of the Landless 2019: Reclaim our lands, reclaim our future! PAN AP | 29 Mar 2019
29 March is Day of the Landless, it marks the founding anniversary of Asian Peasant Coalition and the launching of No Land, No Life! campaign. 126 organizations from 24 countries are issuing the following statement to commemorate the struggle of rural communities around the world for land and resources.
In Indonesia, a company intimidates, evicts and plants oil palm without permits Mongabay | 26 Mar 2019
A state-owned plantation company, PTPN XIV, is evicting farmers to make room for an oil palm estate on the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The case is one of thousands of land disputes simmering across Indonesia.