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Smallholder Farmers` Rights are Women`s Rights
Most farms in developing and least developed countries are small, generally plots of less than two hectares of land. Smallholder farmers manage over 80% of the world’s estimated 500 million small farms and provide over 80% of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, contributing significantly to poverty reduction
Source Barbara Adams, Global Policy Watch (20 March 2018)
 
1st Arab Conference on Land Governance
Dubai Land Department announces the conclusion of the first Arab land governance conference     The conference, organized in partnership with the World Bank, the Global Land Tool Network, UN-HABITAT, the League of Arab States and the Arab Surveying Association, was attended by more than 300 participants, representing several regional and international bodies.   Dubai
Source HIC-HLRN (28 February 2018)
 
Belgium Supports UNRWA as USA Defunds
Belgium has stepped in to help out the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million Wednesday a day after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international organization.   Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Wednesday that "for a lot of
Source Haaretz (17 January 2018)
 
Western Sahara: EU Eyes New Fishing Deal
Not awaiting the EU Court of Justice`s verdict on the legality of the current fisheries protocol with Morocco over its inclusion of Western Sahara`s waters, the EU Commission is already thinking out loud about its successor deal.   According to a statement issued today by the EU`s Fisheries department (DG MARE), the
Source Western Sahara Resources Watch (08 January 2018)
 
Learning Journey on Agroecology in Lebanon
HIC-HLRN was invited to participate to the Learning Journey on Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology in Lebanon from 22 to 25 November 2017, organized by Urgenci, the international network for community supported agriculture with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Learning Journey
Source HIC-HLRN (28 November 2017)
 
Out of Africa: Human Rights Habitat Struggles
From Africa to the World: Struggling for Human Rights to Housing, Land and the City   Mid-October 2017, Nairobi was host to an intense engagement on housing rights, social justice and the right to the city. This was amid political turmoil in Kenyan towns and cities, and unrelated to this but largely
Source Marie Huchzermeyer, CUBES/Wits Univ. and Joseph Schechla, HLRN (07 November 2017)
 
HIC-HLRN Hosts 6th MENA Land Forum in Tunis
On 25–27 October 2017, HIC’s Housing and Land Rights Network will organize the 6th round of its Land Forum for the Middle East/North Africa in Tunis.    This time, the periodic HIC Middle East/North Africa event will be the first-ever civil-society effort dedicated to building capacity for implementing, monitoring and evaluating
Source HIC-HLRN (25 October 2017)
 
EU States Demand Israel Pay Demolition Costs
Eight European Union countries wrote an official protest letter to Israel, demanding over €30,000 ($35,400) in compensation for confiscating and demolishing structures and infrastructure which the countries had built in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli control.   A senior European diplomat told Haaretz that the letter,
Source Barak Ravid, Haaretz (19 October 2017)
 
Turkey: Environmentalists Murdered
`The threats continue​’: murder of retired couple chills fellow activists in Turkey. The killing of two activists who successfully campaigned to shut down a mine has shocked environmentalists in Turkey who fear their deaths will embolden others to kill to protect their profits.   Cedar branches whisper in the Anatolian breeze. Twigs
Source Jonathan Watts. The Guardian (18 October 2017)
 
South Africa: Residents Challenge Eviction
Residents of Fattis Mansions on the corner of Jeppe and Harrison Street in the Johannesburg CBD were forcefully evicted by close to 200 Red Ants on Wednesday. The eviction, which affected dozens of people, started at 7am and proceeded well into the afternoon. Residents’ belongings were pulled from the building
Source Mohammed Jameel Abdulla, The Daily Vox (14 October 2017)
 


   
 


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