NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2018
World Bank Program Forcing Local Communities Off Their Land

The World Bank is financing a land titling program in the Brazilian State of Piauí, where large areas of land have been grabbed from local communities and illegally occupied by big agribusiness companies. If the program continues unchecked, it will further open the door for a dangerous rush of “legalized” land grabbing, affecting thousands of families and destroying an important ecosystem.

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      An appetite for feminism
      Zambia: UN report points to adverse effects of large-scale agricultural investment
      Slamming corporate abuse of women’s rights
      Justice for Berta Cáceres, protection for the defense of human rights
      Public policies for food sovereignty
An appetite for feminism
No root causes of food insecurity and malnutrition will ever be resolved if gender inequality persists.With millions about to rally on the streets, the world shows it has the appetite and need for change.

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Zambia: UN report points to adverse effects of large-scale agricultural investment
Previously voiced by FIAN International, UN Right to Food Rapporteur confirms large-scale agricultural investments in the country lead to the displacement and worsening of nutrition of communities.

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Slamming corporate abuse of women’s rights
The chance to fill the regulatory gaps that would stop the abuse and impunity of corporations over women’s lives and bodies cannot be shut down. More than a century ago today, approximately 15,000 female garment workers took to the streets for decent working conditions, marking an unprecedented moment in history. Despite steady mobilization across the world since then, women still profoundly suffer the impact of corporate abuse and capture of policy spaces.

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Justice for Berta Cáceres, protection for the defense of human rights
On March 2, 2016, Berta Cáceres, Lenca indigenous leader and coordinator of the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), was murdered at her residence in La Esperanza, Honduras. According to the information available thus far, even after two years, little progress has been made in the investigation of the case.

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Public policies for food sovereignty
The first issue of the ‘Think Piece Series Food for Thought’ comes out looking into the political significance of leveraging public policies in support of food sovereignty.

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