land rights

Human Rights
Land conflict and murder go hand-in-hand in Brazil

A year after witnessing the murder of his friend by a gang of farmers in Brazil’s agricultural heartland, indigenous activist Elson Gomes still fears for his life. Gomes also misses his friend, Clodiode Rodrigues was one of 61 land rights campaigners killed across Brazil last year, the highest level of violence since 2003. Gomes and Rodrigues are fighting for rights to their land.

Indonesia resolves to tackle inequality in 2017

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on Wednesday that narrowing the wealth inequality gap is at the top of this year’s agenda, and he plans to do so primarily by improving access to land, financial services and education for the poor.