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Land Rights

Catalytic Potential of Land Rights

Tim Hanstad | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

Sweeping change is often sparked by the most unlikely, seemingly small, ideas and items. This week at the Skoll Forum in Oxford, 1,000 people from around the world have been given a sneak peek at the newest of them.

Plotting a Path to a More Peaceful World

Tim Hanstad | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

Tis the season when hope for peace runs high. The season when I renew my commitment to creating a better world, based in large measure on the experiences of villagers across the globe, like the ones I met in Chillipoi.

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders, One Land Title at a Time

Tim Hanstad | Posted 02.08.2012 | Education
Tim Hanstad

It should be simple. A country ensures free education for all children, and everyone benefits. But we all know it's not that easy.

Cambodia's Bill to Limit NGOs Threatening Land Rights

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

If Cambodia passes a law to regulate NGO activity, what influence will it have on the work of land rights activists? The Cambodian government is on its way to passing a law that critics say threatens the country's lively civil society groups and NGOs.

The Myth of Cheap Land

Tim Hanstad | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

A severe drought in the Horn of Africa is forcing millions of people into starvation, leaving many with no option but to flee their land in search of ...

Commentary: New Policies for the "Third Billion"

Carol Peasley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Carol Peasley

"Have you thought about making shoes as well as bags?" Such was the advice of Bedriye, one of our Turkish participants at the Global Women in Management (GWIM) workshop.

Property Rights Solutions: By Women, For Women

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

It would be hard to underestimate the transformation in women's lives when they gain the rights to a plot of land, as tenants or as owners.

Developer Thomas Chapman Profits By Threatening Prime Park Land, Now Challenges Obama

Wall Street Journal | STEPHANIE SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On behalf of his clients or his business partners, [Thomas Chapman] talks up plans to develop the parcels: a subdivision at a scenic overlook, an RV p...

Colombia's Internally Displaced People

Michael Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Solis

In Colombia, the number of internally displaced people is approximately 4.9 million -- nearly the population of Colorado. This makes Colombia the second largest internal displacement country in the world next to Sudan.

On Land Rights and Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

Land restitution is the ultimate goal in the protection of land that has been lost due to displacement.

Christian 'Doctrine' Fueled Dehumanization: UNPFII Report

Valerie Taliman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Valerie Taliman

A groundbreaking report examining the roots of Christian domination over indigenous peoples and their lands was released this week at the United Natio...

US Human Rights Record Challenged

Valerie Taliman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Taliman

The United States is among the worst offenders of Native peoples' rights. Where do Indian nations go when the country's courts have failed them, and justice is unattainable?

Cambodian Parliament Member Mu Sochua Visits U.S., Speaks on Lack of Human Rights at Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Jean-Michel Tijerina, CEO and Founder of the Cambodia Project, insisted I must meet her. After an hour over coffee, I fully comprehended why. I wa...

Egypt Cracks Down On Foreign Protesters Traveling To Gaza

Christian Science Monitor | Liam Stack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Getting in to the Gaza Strip is no easy feat, but driving across Egypt should not be this hard. On Sunday, more than 1,000 international activists ...

Corruption and Money Vs. The Environment

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reporters Uncensored

Our main topic this week will be corruption, within governments and multinational corporations. 

Corrupt practices are impacting the environment and devastating indigenous communities.