Common Ground: Securing land rights and safeguarding the earth
Oxfam, International Land Coalition, Rights and Resources Initiative
Covers why indigenous and community land rights matter for everyone; progress or retreat? What is happening on the ground; what do we need to change?
Much community land is unprotected and vulnerable to land grabs from powerful entities. Growing evidence of the vital role played by full legal ownership of land by indigenous peoples and local communities in preserving cultural diversity and in combating poverty and hunger, political instability and climate change. Report launches a global call to action backed by more than 300 organizations all over the world.