Women

In addition to gender-insensitive laws and limited access to land, the situation of women farmers in Nigeria is not helped by the drudgery and physical demands of rural farming and having to combine this with caring for…

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Indigenous people

Despite the pledge by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no-one behind”, even today, a disproportionately high number of indigenous people live in poverty. One of the reasons for this is their limited…

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Indigenous people

“No indigenous land will be demarcated in my government,” declared Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro at the beginning of his period in office, opening the door for illegal mining and land invasions, with…

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Indigenous people

Over generations and centuries, Indigenous Peoples and other custodians of traditional knowledge have developed a vast amount of cultural heritage and culture-based practices, creations and innovations. Only recently has…

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Indigenous people

The rights of Indigenous Peoples are laid down in numerous international and national agreements. Our author gives an account of how these sets of regulations developed and points out their strengths and weaknesses.…

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Indigenous people

The green energy transition is creating a huge demand for minerals like lithium. Extracting such minerals is highly land-intensive, and largely takes place in Indigenous Peoples’ territories, impacting habitats and…

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Indigenous people

In order to operationalise their internationally recognised right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), many Indigenous Peoples are developing FPIC protocols. Our author explains what is behind these instruments…

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Indigenous people

Access to land is vital for rural communities, but climate change and a growing demand for this resource have exacerbated conflicts over land that disproportionately affect marginalised groups, especially women and…

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Indigenous people

By documenting and reporting their situation, Indigenous Peoples can enhance their access to justice and development. The Indigenous Navigator provides them with the necessary tools.

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Indigenous people

Indigenous peoples in rural areas face many challenges: poverty, hunger, weak access to basic social services and productive assets like land, water, or seeds. The root causes are inequality and exclusion from political…

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