The forest department’s decision to fence off a community’s forest and plant new trees is uprooting local livelihoods in Pidikia village.
While Meghalaya’s ancient culture empowers indigenous women with land ownership, legal protections to own and manage property are missing.
Villagers in Navagam in the Dang district of Gujarat have said they will boycott the upcoming assembly polls if the government does not resolve the long pending issue of land and house titles.
Our conventional understanding of sustainability separates the domain of law and politics from that of environment and development, making the latter the mainstay of technocracy.
A demonstration in Brazil by the indigenous people against farmers’ encroachment on reservations turned violent after the police blocked some of the protestors.
Ignored by political parties and threatened by the upper castes, the community feels compelled to let their votes go to waste.
Protesters marking World Habitat Day outside the regional Asian UN headquarters said they would hand a petition to UN to demand land reform.
A study has found that tribal rights granted under the Forest Rights Act are increasingly being denied.
The former prime minister of New Zealand has said the rights of indigenous and forest communities, and of women to land and natural resources must be secured.
The average land given to the rural landless is small and falling, from 0.95 acres in 2002 to 0.88 acres in 2015—a 7.4% drop over 13 years–and a slowdown is evident in the process of taking land away from rich landlords