On top of a hill on the edge of the Northern Rift Valley in Kenya, the sun is warm but the air is fresh and cool. Moments ago, music of resistance filled the air as Sengwer women practiced traditional dance, song and solidarity.
Under threat of land grabbing by agribusiness company Biopalm, indigenous Bagyeli women from the department of Océan say no to oil palm production in their forests.
In response to the issuance of a decree assigning a large part of their ancestral lands to an oil palm company, indigenous Bagyeli communities -as well as the national and international NGOs and associations who support them- have issued a statement calling on the Cameroonian Government to reconsider their actions and to protect the lands and te
FPP and signatory organisations from around the world have sent an Open Letter to WWF International, calling for thorough, fair and transparent investigations into serious allegations of abuses in WWF projects in Cameroon, Nepal, India and elsewhere.
As part of the Indigenous Navigator project, the Gbabandi Platform, Okani and FPP have produced a factsheet on the situation of indigenous forest peoples in Cameroon.
This suite of training materials has been developed for communities in Cameroon to help increase awareness of the key principles surrounding free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and to improve the implementation of these principles in practice.
As a human rights organisation, gender justice is a fundamental principle of our work, and we have long been conscious of, and sought to address, the barriers to effective participation in decision-making by women. This blog summarises some of the experiences and learnings from our fieldwork in the Congo Basin over the past 5 years, on how to improve women’s effective participation at the community level.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has removed the world’s second largest palm oil company, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), from its list of sustainable companies, reported Friends of the Earth (FoE) this week.
Today, on the 70th Anniversary of the International Declaration on Human Rights, the Gbabandi platform has launched their report on citizenship of indigenous forest peoples in Cameroon.
A member of one of Cameroon’s Baka Communities in the Ngoyla Mintom area, talks about being driven out of his ancestral forests, and the issues his people face on a daily basis through lack of land rights and lack of access to food, medicine and education.
Un miembro de una de las comunidades Baka de la zona de Ngoyla Mintom de Camerún, habla de ser expulsado de su bosque ancestral y de los problemas a los que se enfrenta su pueblo a diario a por la falta de derechos territoriales y la falta de acceso a alimentos, medicinas y educación.
The attached presentation was made at a 'Community Forum on Limiting threats to community land security in Kenya’, held in Nairobi between the 14th and 15th June 2018.
La presentación adjunta (disponible solo en inglés) fue creada en un «Foro para Comunidades sobre la Limitación de las Amenazas a la Seguridad de las Tierras Comunitarias en Kenia» realizado en Nairobi los días 14 y 15 de junio de 2018.
Presentasi terlampir dibuat dalam acara 'Forum Komunitas tentang Membatasi ancaman terhadap keamanan lahan masyarakat di Kenya', yang diadakan di Nairobi antara tanggal 14 dan 15 Juni 2018.
Indonesian, Liberian and International NGOs have just filed five (5) new complaints against Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), after its failure to comply with RSPO standards.