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Schooling the World

Schooling the world is an enlightening film showing clearly how the modern system of education oppresses children, especially thise from indigenous and other culturally rooted communities.

Follow the Money

This resource is for advocates working to support communities who have been affected by harmful investment projects. It will help you follow the money to identify and analyze the companies, investors and other actors behind these projects. It also explains how to collect evidence and develop tailored advocacy strategies to hold these actors accountable and defend land, housing and resource rights.

Forests and Finance (RAN)

Our friends at RAN have launched a tool for both activists and financial, business, CSR and environmental professionals to see what the biggest banks are really funding.

Timber Investigator Centre

The Timber Investigation Centre is dedicated to improving the ability of civil society to monitor illegal logging & deforestation, track illegal wood through international supply chains, and use the information obtained to best effect. It has a particular focus on helping communities and activists in forested countries harness the power of consumer country laws meant to prevent illegal wood reaching end markets. It hosts information and resources that can help communities and non-profits across the world stem supply chains that are contributing to deforestation, the loss of biodiversity, and harming the livelihoods and rights of rural communities. At the heart of the website is a Guidebook that provides in-depth guidance on how individuals or groups can contribute their knowledge and expertise to this effort. The guidebook has been developed to benefit interested parties at any stage of the supply chain, whether they work on the frontline with forest-dependent communities, or in a timber-importing country in Europe. Supply chains are complex, and many people only have the ability to examine one stage of it. This website has been founded on the principle that, collectively, we can build a clearer picture of these supply chains and prevent illicit products, stolen from forests, from entering the market.

Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide

From Namati, an international organisation that tests the potential of legal empowerment through innovative interventions and research, this Facilitators Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities to map their boundaries, adopt equitable rules for land governance, and secure legal tenure. The Guide details a five-part process for protecting community lands and examines questions like: “Who is included or excluded when defining a ‘community’?”, “How to resolve longstanding boundary disputes?”, and “How can communities prepare for interactions with potential investors?” The Guide goes beyond documentation to address issues of women’s land rights, inclusive governance, cultural revitalization, ecosystem regeneration, and more. Every chapter includes exercises, sample forms, and tips from veteran land protection advocates. All activities are easily adaptable to a range of cultures, contexts, and community goals. Use this link to download the guide.

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