International Land Coalition

[Sign On] Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights

The Global Call to Action (GCA) is a worldwide alliance campaign, its goal is to ‘double the area of land recognized as owned or controlled by indigenous peoples and local communities by 2020’. The Call is conceived as a response to the vast amount of communities and indigenous peoples – 1.5 billion globally – whose …

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Stefan Verwer, Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights

“Land-rights defenders face growing threat”, that is the headline at Aljazeera America today ( http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/land-rights-defenders-face-…). The conclusion stems from a recent report by Global Witness (https://www.globalwitness.org/campaigns/environmental-activists/how-many…), which flags the confrontational fact that worldwide there is an increase in killings of activists, with indigenous communities hit hardest. Globally the importance of indigenous and community land rights is …

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