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Act On It!

Over the past 15 years, large investors have acquired tens of millions of hectares of land in developing countries. This report details how governments can use these four steps with a checklist of

New Alliance, New Risk of Land Grabs

Ten African countries have signed up to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition – the G8 countries’ main strategy for supporting agriculture in Africa that was launched in 2012. As the New

No Place To Go

This policy brief summarises the impact of the ASEAN's economic model on gender inequality, land rights, and the environment, and offers recommendations for ASEAN to eradicate poverty and inequality,

Villagers in Zambia win right to take legal action against mining giant Vedanta in the UK

After more than a decade fighting for compensation, villagers in Chingola have won the right to pursue justice against the mining conglomerate Vedanta in the English courts, after a landmark ruling by

Time for a complete U-turn on natural resource management

Across the globe, we are witnessing unprecedented and often violent scrambles for natural resources. Environmental activists and land rights defenders are increasingly under attack. Few of these

Criminalisation confronted

The historic victory of 26th April, when Abelino Chub Caal was acquitted of all the malicious charges brought against him, has highlighted the ongoing struggle for indigenous rights in Guatemala.

The threat to the community of Vhimba

Residents in in Chikware and Mapombere villages in Zimbabwe were threatened with a 72 hours eviction notice by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. Due to rapid intervention this

Never Give Up: the struggle for a birthright

This is the story of the Acholi people of Apaa, Uganda. They have routinely been displaced from their land and this is the story of their struggle for a land to call home.

ActionAid responds to UN report on land and climate change

On 8 August 2019 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its landmark report on land use and climate. This is ActionAid's response.

Public policies that advance or hinder rural women’s and young people’s livelihoods and climate justice for all

ActionAid seeks a major paradigm shift to tackle the global climate emergency and gender equality crisis. The discussion paper highlights the key policies that hinder and enable rural women and young