Pope to UN forum: Hunger is ‘crime’ violating basic rights

Pope to UN forum: Hunger is 'crime' violating basic rights

Pope Francis on Monday decried as criminal the existence of hunger in a world which can produce enough food for all, building on a warning from the chief of the United Nations that climate change and conflict are both a consequence and a driver of poverty and income inequality. Earlier in the day, U.N. Secretary-General […]

Colorado farmworker rights bill sets rules for wages, hours and conditions

Colorado farmworker rights bill sets rules for wages, hours and conditions

OLATHE — Erasmo Cano downs a bottled drink and dumps the dregs of packaged cookies into his mouth before he climbs out of the van where he and his coworkers have been taking a 15-minute shade break. It was a brief escape from pulling weeds in a 14-acre field where his crew has been toiling […]

Securing Land Rights for Female Farmers in India

Securing Land Rights for Female Farmers in India

Supporting female farmers to gain access to land and farming skills to play active and productive roles in the potato supply chains in West Bengal, India Northampton, MA –News Direct– Tetra Tech Tetra Tech’s Thais Bessa shares how an innovative partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and PepsiCo is supporting female farmers […]

The Civil Rights Icon Who Saw Freedom in Farming

Fanny Lou Hamer of Mississippi addresses the 1968 Democratic Convention.

When she was 13, Fannie Lou Hamer came across a scene of death and destruction. It never left her mind. A stranger had snuck onto her family’s property in Sunflower County, Mississippi, one evening as the Great Depression loomed over America. He poured a gallon of Paris green, an arsenic-laced insecticide, into the feeding troughs […]

‘Prioritise land rights of women, ethnic minorities’

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Participants during a virtual dialogue yesterday urged the government to give priority to landless poor women, including those belonging to ethnic minorities in the plains, during allocation of arable khas land. They also urged the government to ensure financing and provide soft agricultural loan from state-owned banks to poor rural women considering their landless situation. […]

WASH and gender: The human rights perspective

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Gender equality and access to water are basic human rights  Safe access to water and sanitation is basic human rights and strongly related with dignity. The right to safe water is defined as the right of everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use. Sanitation in human rights […]

Land rights of Bangladesh’s indigenous people ‘must be protected’ – UCA News

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The Church has called on the government to take initiatives to protect the land of Bangladesh’s indigenous people and to form a land commission for indigenous inhabitants of the plain. On Feb. 20, a group of Muslims and forest department officials clashed with the Khasi people of Nunchhara village in Kulaura subdistrict of Moulvibazar district. Several Khasi Christians […]

UN chief calls for action to ensure human rights for all

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File photo: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during an interview with Reuters at UN headquarters, in New York City, New York on September 14, 2020 REUTERS António Guterres addressed ambassadors exactly one year after he issued a Call to Action for Human Rights Human rights have been battered during the Covid pandemic but recovery represents […]

US pressures China over human rights, regional destabilisation

US pressures China over human rights, regional destabilisation

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday pressured China over human rights issues and warned that Beijing will be held “accountable” for threatening regional stability, during a phone call with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi. “The United States will continue to stand up for human rights and democratic values, including in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong […]

Ensuring land and food rights at the time of COVID-19 and beyond

Ensuring land and food rights at the time of COVID-19 and beyond

Shamsul Huda, Executive Director, ALRD Two-thirds of the world’s population and two-thirds of the poor people live in Asia. The poverty situation and vulnerabilities of the marginal farmers and the various marginal communities are of great concern to us. This COVID-19 situation is very critical for their existence. Through this discussion, we are hopeful that […]