Report on Indigenous Leaders Listening Session – The Flourishing Diversity Series

Lawyers Against Poverty were delighted to co-host this inspirational event with Simmons & Simmons.  Attended by more than 125 guests including VIP ‘Listeners’ Benedict Cummerbatch, Sophie Hunter-Cummerbatch and Livia Firth, the indigenous leaders gave the audience a moving account of their struggles to retain and protect their lands.  Watch this… Read more

Making Land Rights a Reality

Land sustains life and is an essential economic resource. As soon as rights to land are threatened, so are the livelihoods and lives of the women, men and communities depending on it. Across the world today, 2.5 billion women and men depend on indigenous and community lands covering more than… Read more

The Fight Continues

In 2011, 769 indigenous families were accused of occupying land belonging to Chabil Utzaj (a sugar mill) and evicted by force from Polochic Valley in Guatemala.  Years went by and nothing came of the commitment made by Otto Perez Molina, President of Guatemala at that time, to restore the land… Read more

Land But No Freedom

Oxfam has written a report exposing the exploitation of banana farmers in the Philippines: “Land But No Freedom: Debt, Poverty and Human Suffering in the Philippine Banana Trade”. Bananas can be harvested at all times and are consequently of very significant economic value.  In fact, they are among the most… Read more