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How the Women of Indonesia Rose up Against Land Grabbing

Land conflicts impact both indigenous men and women, but the burden often falls disproportionately on the latter. As food producers, knowledge holders, caretakers, healers, and keepers of culture, loss of access to valuable natural resources means a loss of self-reliance for the women, causing not only physical displacement but also economic and social difficulties.

Justice for defenders of Pari Island

Pari Islanders fighting the occupation of their territory were given a glimmer of hope last month after a prominent environmental defender, Pak Sulaiman, was found not guilty of a land breach.

It’s forest that we can live from, not oil palm

Jakarta – A civil society coalition took action outside the Environment and Forestry Ministry on Friday (23/03/2018), protesting a permit to release state forest land near the Wosimi River in Naikere and Kuriwamesa subdistricts of Wondama Bay Regency, Papua Barat which was issued to an oil palm company, PT Menara Wasior.

Es del bosque del que podemos vivir, no de la palma de aceite

Yakarta - Una coalición de la sociedad civil tomó acción afuera del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Bosques el viernes (23/03/2018), protestando por un permiso para liberar tierras forestales estatales cerca del río Wosimi en los subdistritos Naikere y Kuriwamesa de la regenci

Nous pouvons vivre de la forêt, pas du palmier à huile

Jakarta – Une coalition de la société civile a mené une action devant le Ministère de l’environnement et des forêts vendredi (23/03/2018), pour protester contre un permis d’octroi des terres forestières étatiques près du fleuve Wosimi dans les sous-districts de Naikere et Kuriwamesa d

Logging the Heart out of Borneo: the distressing case of Long Isun

In the late 19th Century, a large group of Dayak Bahau settled on the Meraseh river, a tributary of the Upper Mahakam in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. For a century, they remained largely undisturbed at Long Isun until the 1980s when the government resettled them to the banks of the Mahakam river.

Talando el Corazón de Borneo: el angustioso caso de Long Isun

A finales del siglo XIX un numeroso grupo de Dayak Bahau se asentó junto al río Meraseh, un afluente del Alto Mahakam en Kalimantan Oriental, Indonesia. Durante un siglo vivieron en Long Isun sin apenas ser perturbados, hasta que en los años 80 del siglo XX el Gobierno los reasentó en las riberas del río de Mahakam.

Abattre le cœur de Bornéo : le cas alarmant des Long Isun

À la fin du 19e siècle, un grand groupe de Dayak Bahau s’est établi au bord de la rivière Meraseh, un affluent du Haut-Mahakam dans le Kalimantan occidental, en Indonésie. Pendant un siècle, il vécut paisiblement à Long Isun, jusque dans les années 1980, lorsque le gouvernement le réinstalla sur les rives de la rivière Mahakam.

Rural Indonesians Demonstrate to Demand Land Rights and an End to Land Grabs

Following high profile cases of police violence and killings of rural people protesting land grabs, a new alliance of rural people - indigenous peoples, farmers, workers and landless people as well as supportive NGOs - is demanding the repeal of laws which allow the State to expropriate people's lands and resources in favour or large businesses. They are also demanding the passing of new laws that secure the people's rights in land and ensure ecological justice, through agrarian reforms and the recognition of indigenous peoples' rights.