Sengwer Women of Embobut forest call for help

More than 22 times now, our community has been forcefully evicted from our ancestral land in Embobut forest, Cherangany Hills, by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), a government agency that is supposed to be responsible for the protection of forests in the country.

A message from the women of Assoumindelé, Cameroon

Women from a village in south east Cameroon say they won’t be able to access a parcel of land that has been allocated to their community as part compensation for land lost to a national reserve.

Message des femmes d'Assoumindelé, Cameroun

Des femmes venant d’un village du sud-est du Cameroun expriment qu’elles n’auront pas d’accès facile à la terre qui a été allouée à leur communauté en compensation partielle du territoire qui leur a été confisqué par une réserve naturelle.

Declaration on Land Rights from the Gbabandi Platform, Cameroon

A group of indigenous peoples in Cameroon have released a Declaration calling for respect of their customary tenure rights. It further calls for change from the State and other actors on consent, chiefdoms, benefit sharing and participation.