Demanding Land Rights Now!

Did you know that secure land rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities are a tested, cost-effective and practical solution to climate change? Indigenous Peoples and local communities are protecting rainforests, pasturelands, alpine deserts, small farms and wetlands all across the world. However, without secured land rights, they are vulnerable for eviction and land grabbing…

Partnering for land rights

I have been an intern with the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights (more commonly called the Land Rights Now campaign) since early September 2016. Land Rights Now is not just an Oxfam project, but involves more than 550 partner organizations and thousands of individual participants from across the globe. Our…

The lost village of Gansé

Blog by Gwendolyn Parami What do you see in this picture? It looks like a peaceful lake surrounded by lush greenery, doesn’t it? I took this picture last year when I was visiting the place my grandparents used to live. It is actually the Brokopondo water reservoir in the jungle of Suriname. About 60 years…

Fieldtrip!

oxfamnovibacademy: I happened to be one of the luckiest interns of my batch: I was one of the few who had the opportunity to leave the office and go on a field trip! The word ‘field trip’ is however a bit troublesome as it refers to any place in a ‘developing’ country as a ‘field’…

Fieldtrip!

I happened to be one of the luckiest interns of my batch: I was one of the few who had the opportunity to leave the office and go on a field trip! The word ‘field trip’ is however a bit troublesome as it refers to any place in a ‘developing’ country as a ‘field’ while…

Global Goals and securing land rights

Photo Credit: IFAD: http://ifad-un.blogspot.nl/2012_05_01_archive.html 2015 is an important year for indigenous peoples and communities. The UN Sustainable Development Summit took place in New York last week, and coming December world leaders will meet to agree on a legally binding climate deal at the Paris Climate Conference. This weekend at the UN Summit in New York, the…