News - Community Organising

Video series aims to help indigenous groups defend against land grabbing

23rd Feb 2016
A feature on the Territories of Life video to the toolkit and the dissemination of information to communities who have not yet faced conflict of land. (Sean Mowbray /

‘Community Lands’ Less About Saving The Past Than Securing The Future

17th Dec 2015
Kenya’s new constitution provides for ‘community lands’. Group ranches and trust lands will be vested in communities. Liz Alden Wily asks, 'Is the constitution protecting old ways instead of leading us into the future?' (The Star)

New Video: Communications is launched

26th Nov 2015
In this new video from the Territories of Life video toolkit, hear about communities that have used radio, video and other communication strategies to strengthen their struggles.

‘Catastrophic failure’: World’s indigenous communities lack rights to 75% of their land

2nd Oct 2015
The report finds indigenous peoples and local communities have legal rights to just 18 percent of the world's land area. Lack of indigenous land rights can contribute to poverty, loss of cultural identity, and environmental destruction. Many countries have the means to extend land rights in the near future. (Erickson-Davis /

Understanding land grabbing, land rights in the 21st Century

28th Aug 2015
Issues or problems associated with land have become more multi-layered in the 21st century. In particular in the Philippine setting, a number of “pro-poor” land laws were enacted after the Marcos dictatorship. Underpinning these themes is the issue of power...” because land grabbing is a political issue with economic goals. We need to know the basics about land grabbing—the who, what, where, and how—in order to grasp the complexities of the issue.(

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