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Land Confiscation Continues under the Name of Development: Mon Human Rights Defender Nai Aue Mon

Reports & Research
Février, 2016
Myanmar

“We have to work with the voice of the people,” Nai Aue Mon tells me in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand, as we discuss the recent rise of land confiscation and land disputes in the Mon State. Aue Mon has been with the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) since 1999, when he started witnessing the abuse and violations of the rights of civilians in the Mon State. He first began working as a journalist for the Mon publication Guiding Star, before beginning his work as documenting and defending human rights.

Enfoque de género en la implementación de la Ley de Víctimas y Restitución de Tierras: una propuesta para la caracterización de las mujeres y niñas víctimas del conflicto armado en Colombia

Journal Articles & Books
Janvier, 2016
Colombie

El objetivo de este artículo es hacer una propuesta metodológica para incorporar la perspectiva de género en las herramientas de planeación de la Ley de Víctimas y Restitución de Tierras a nivel territorial. Las medidas de reparación integral a favor de las mujeres deben reconocer que las violencias producto del conflicto superan el episodio mismo y agudizan las brechas de inequidad y goce efectivo de derechos entre hombres y mujeres.

Rural struggles in South Africa 1936 - 1994

Videos
Décembre, 2015
Afrique du Sud

This input by Dr Aninka Claassens Director of the Land and Accoutability Centre at the University of Cape Town was presented as part of a five day short couse on the political economy of land mining and rural democracy. It provides a detailed history of processes and events which continue to shape South Africa's rural hinterland in the contemprary era.

MOÇAMBIQUE E A QUESTÃO DA TERRA: UM OLHAR AUDIOVISUAL

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2015
Afrique
Mozambique
A questão da terra é um dos pontos nevrálgicos de Moçambique, cujo destaque ampliou-se com a democratização do país em 1990 e a tentativa de adequação da economia ao novo contexto político interno e internacional, que inclui a possibilidade de investimentos privados, assim como o uso e a ocupação das terras moçambicanas.

Retornando a Chaitén: diagnóstico participativo de una comunidad educativa desplazada por un desastre socionatural

Journal Articles & Books
Novembre, 2015
Chili

Chile es un país que se caracteriza por los desastres socionaturales que periódicamente afectan el territorio. Entre ellos destacan terremotos, tsunamis, aluviones, incendios forestales y erupciones volcánicas. En el año 2008 se produce la erupción del volcán Chaitén que obligó a evacuar a más de 1.500 familias, quienes debieron emprender un largo proceso de desplazamiento forzado y en muchos casos un retorno posterior. Este complejo proceso incluye también a instituciones como las escuelas y sus respectivas comunidades educativas.

Managing Environmental and Social Risks in Development Policy Financing

Novembre, 2015

Effective environmental and social risk
management in development policy financing (DPF) is central
to achieving the World Bank’s goals of ending extreme
poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable
manner. If the World Bank is supporting far-reaching member
country reforms that are intended to contribute to the twin
goals, then it should seek to understand the impact of those
reforms on the poor. It should also ensure that the

Hpapun Situation Update: Bu Tho Township, November 2014 to January 2015

Reports & Research
Octobre, 2015
Myanmar

This Situation Update describes events and issues occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District during the period between November 2014 to January 2015, including illegal logging, punishment, education, and livelihoods...

In C--- village, Pa Heh village tract, primary school students who did not pass the examinations were punished by their teacher who made them sit down and stand up 500 to 1,000 times...

Karen National Union (KNU) soldiers arrested two people found on a bamboo raft carrying logs which had been cut down on November 3rd 2014...

Forced Displacements and Destroyed Lives around Upper Paunglaung Dam in Shan State, Myanmar

Reports & Research
Septembre, 2015
Myanmar

Introduction: "For nearly four decades, Myanmar (also known as
Burma) was ruled by military-led governments that
committed grave human rights violations, resulting in
international economic sanctions against the
country for
many years.1 Beginning in 2012, however, after the
liberalization of some governmental policies, Western
nations lifted these sanctions. In an effort to gain
ground on countries like China and India that had
maintained economic ties with Myanmar during the time

Impacts of Displacement on Urban Livelihoods

Septembre, 2015

This article seeks to understand the ways in which urban livelihoods are affected by development-induced displacement, with a particular focus on residents remaining in the locality. Through an empirical case study of a railway upgrading project in Metro Manila, the article investigates livelihood impacts of large-scale demolition and displacement, which varied depending on whether the physical capital of remaining residents declined due to land clearance and the extent to which they relied on the local livelihood network established with displaced settlers.

Memoria y reconstitución de la Comunidad Campesina Viscatámpata- Orccohuasi

Reports & Research
Septembre, 2015
Pérou

La violencia política entre el Estado peruano y un grupo levantado en armas (PCP-Sendero Luminoso) obligó a los habitantes de Viscatámpata a un desplazamiento forzado para salvar sus vidas. El caso relata la historia del retorno y recuperación de la tierra abandonada en la provincia de Huanta, departamento de Ayacucho, Perú.

Migration as a Challenge for Myanmar’s Socio-economic Development: Case Studies of Hpa-­an and Mrauk-­U townships in Myanmar

Reports & Research
Septembre, 2015
Myanmar

Abstract: "Migration
is

the
act
or
process
of
moving
from
one
place
to
another
with
the
intent
of
staying
at
the

destination
permanently
or
for

a

relatively
long
period
of
time
(1992,
Longman).
It
can
also
be

assumed
that
people