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FPP E-Newsletter December 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

What are the prospects for securing the land rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and women in the foreseeable future?

Significantly, the report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, under Goal 1 to “End Poverty”, sets a target to “Increase by x% the share of women and men, communities, and businesses with secure rights to land, property, and other assets”.

Help the Ogiek to regain their ancestral lands at Chepkitale, Mount Elgon in Kenya - Request for Donations

The Ogiek of Mount Elgon, Kenya, are on the verge of reaching a legal agreement that will have their ancestral lands returned to them. However, they urgently need financial help (around £5,000) in order to make these last steps possible. This is an extraordinary opportunity for them to regain their land and continue their sustainable livelihoods, an extraordinary opportunity for them to gain legal recognition so that they are no longer threatened with eviction.

Ajude os Ogiek a retomarem suas terras ancestrais em Chepkitale, no Monte Elgon no Quênia – Pedido de Doações

Os Ogiek do Monte Elgon, Quênia, estão prestes a alcançar um acordo jurídico que lhes devolverá as terras dos seus ancestrais. Contudo, necessitam urgentemente de ajuda financeira (aproximadamente £5.000) para que possam dar estes últimos passos. Esta é uma oportunidade extraordinária para que eles recuperem suas terras e continuem com os seus meios de vida sustentáveis , uma oportunidade extraordinária para que eles ganhem reconhecimento jurídico e não voltem a ser ameaçados de despejo.