This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons for other indigenous groups and communities around the world to learn from. One of the initiatives is the activities to support the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights or also known as the #landrightsnow campaign. The study covers six Asian countries namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and India with the contribution of AIPP members and partners such as Highlanders Association, Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Philippine Association for Intercultural Development (PAFID) to name a few. In addition, this publication is written together by Jade Tessier, Prabindra Shakya, Joan Carling and Patricia Wattimena from AIPP secretariat and further edited by Jill Carino and Luchie Maranan. AIPP dedicates this publication to the indigenous peoples in Asia including indigenous women, youth and indigenous persons with disabilities, who continue to assert and defend their collective rights to their lands, territories and resources. We hope that this publication could contribute to increase the awareness and to empower indigenous communities, organisations and networks in Asia and across the world.
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