Forests are critically important for many of the world’s poor who depend on them for food, income, medicine and building materials. As such, forests are a nexus of broadly held policy goals such as poverty reduction, economic growth, conservation and climate change. Most forests in the developing world are governed, in practice, through community-based tenure systems.
Improving how we work for – and with – indigenous and local women in their communities
As a human rights organisation, gender justice is a fundamental principle of our work, and we have long been conscious of, and sought to address, the barriers to effective participation in decision-making by women, as well as the other human rights violations they may face on account of their gender.
How do we make land-based agricultural investments more inclusive, particularly regarding land rights? This was the focus of the agenda as LEGEND held the 6th UK Land Policy Forum on July 11 2018, with lively discussions from all involved – including government, DFIs, academics and land-related CSOs.
The artisanal mining sector in West and Central Africa is a rapidly expanding economic force employing millions of young people, often those who are the most vulnerable. Numerous ancillary informal economies are associated with the export of what are commonly known as “conflict minerals” such as diamonds, gold and coltan. Women grow crops and process food for the labor force of young men digging deep into the ground to pull out the ore and precious metals and stones.
Date: 2 novembre 2017
Une Délégation de FERONIA séjourne en ce moment en RDC. Séjour qui présentement soulève de nombreuses inquiétudes vu les traitements dont sont victimes les membres et travailleurs de notre ONG.
Date: 29 juin 2017
Source: Radio Okapi
80% des conflits soumis aux cours et tribunaux se rapportent, directement ou indirectement, au foncier et à l’immobilier, signe que le secteur foncier est l’objet de préoccupations et de problèmes. Les acteurs travaillant dans la médiation des conflits au niveau local confirment qu’une part très importante des conflits qu’ils sont amenés à trancher est liée à des questions de terre.