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Land Rights

Footsteps 105 - Land rights

Footsteps 105 explores land rights – why are they important and what can we do to protect them?

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Visit www.tearfund.org/footsteps to download a free copy, or contact us to order paper copies. 

Jubilee: 50 Bible studies on poverty and justice

To celebrate Tearfund’s 50th birthday, we are reflecting on the biblical concept of jubilee. This book contains 50 Bible studies on this theme, written by theological thinkers from around the world. Available in English, with versions in French, Portuguese and Spanish coming soon. 

Visit www.tearfund.org/jubilee to download a free copy, or contact us to order a printed copy for £5. 

SPECIAL OFFER! We are giving away a free copy of this book to the first 50 people to contact us. To enter, email publications@tearfund.org with your name, full postal address and the language you would like, or write to us at this address: The Editor, Footsteps, 100 Church Road, Teddington, TW11 8QE, UK.

Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide

By Rachael Knight, Marena Brinkhurst and Jaron Vogelsang 

Namati has produced this step-by-step manual for grassroots advocates seeking to help communities protect their land rights. The guide helps communities to map their lands, develop community by-laws and seek formal government recognition of their rights. Available in English only. Please email communitylandprotection@namati.org to request a printed copy. Alternatively, visit www.namati.org/ourwork/communityland to download a free copy in English and to watch short animated videos of the process in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

PILLARS: AGROFORESTRY
PILLARS: SEEKING JUSTICE FOR ALL

Pillars guides provide practical, discussion-based learning on community development for use in small community groups. 

Pillars: Agroforestry explains the benefits of growing trees and crops together, on farmland or in the forest. It is available in English and French. 

Pillars: Seeking justice for all equips communities to challenge unjust laws and to protect the rights of others. It is available online in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and in print in English, French and Portuguese. 

Visit www.tearfund.org/pillars to download a free copy, or contact us to order a printed booklet for £8.


Useful websites 

www.islp.org 
International Senior Lawyers Project provides free legal assistance to governments and community organisations in developing countries on topics such as protecting communities’ rights in development projects.  

www.landrightsnow.org 
Land Rights Now is a global campaign to secure indigenous and community land rights. Available in English, French and Spanish.  

www.landportal.org 
This website brings together information on land governance from around the world. Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

www.landcoalition.org 
The International Land Coalition website includes news, blogs and resources. Available in English, French and Spanish.

www.landmarkmap.org 
LandMark provides maps and other information on lands that are collectively held by indigenous peoples and local communities.  

www.forestpeoples.org 
Forest Peoples Programme supports the rights of peoples who live in forests. Available in English, French and Spanish.

www.gltn.net 
The Global Land Tool Network shares tools for solving problems in land tenure and management.