Avoiding Forced Displacement: A Community Guide to Negotiation and Advocacy (Southeast Asia Edition) | Land Portal
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Date of publication: 
January 2020
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Pages: 
157
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This guide aims to help communities develop “interest-based” negotiation skills and understand how to use a range of tools to deal with the power imbalance between them and those trying to take their housing, land and resources. The guide may be useful to communities threatened with eviction as well as communities that are negotiating solutions for evictions already suffered. It encourages communities to develop a negotiation strategy that incorporates advocacy at key points in order to strengthen their position. Communities can use this guide to negotiate and advocate for solutions or alternatives to eviction that improve the lives of the whole community.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Author: Natalie Bugalski
Editor: David Pred

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Every year millions of people are displaced from their homes, lands and livelihoods in the name of development.


Disenfranchised from decision-making, poor and marginalized communities are forced to shoulder the costs of development and are thrust into deeper poverty.  This crisis is fueled by unaccountable political and economic institutions that promote harmful investment, trade and development projects that fail to safeguard people’s rights, preserve common resources and distribute benefits equitably.


Equitable Cambodia was formed out of the localization of the international solidarity organization Bridges Across Borders Cambodia (BABC) and was registered as a Cambodian national non-governmental organization in March 2012.


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Every year millions of people are displaced from their homes, lands and livelihoods in the name of development.


Disenfranchised from decision-making, poor and marginalized communities are forced to shoulder the costs of development and are thrust into deeper poverty.  This crisis is fueled by unaccountable political and economic institutions that promote harmful investment, trade and development projects that fail to safeguard people’s rights, preserve common resources and distribute benefits equitably.