ADVOCACY ON LAND ISSUES
Land is a sensitive and precious property in Africa and across the globe. With the Indigenous Peoples, land is equivalent to life. Their entire livelihood depends on land. However, their land has never been guaranteed especially for the women as their property.
Indigenous Peoples control over these lands has been de-legitimized with the state expropriating all lands within its territorial boundaries under various laws and policies.
Indigenous Information Network has been playing an important role in advocating for the rights of indigenous women’s right to land especially among the windows within the remote rural areas of Kenya. This has been successful through trainings and awareness creation, combining with other initiatives on environment where land is crosscutting. Other initiative Indigenous information network has done is to ensure land is utilized sustainably with good land use practices.. Information, educational, and communication materials have and are still being provided to pastoralists and marginalized groups in Kenya to enable them conserve their land and their sustainable environment. Indigenous Information Network in partnership with other organization has also held several meetings and forums with indigenous peoples and forest conservationists and environmentalist to discuss peaceful coexistence of the communities living in marginal areas with their environment as away of creating awareness.
Indigenous information network is a member of NECSA a network that help is position the policies within the country on land policy/act being one of them.
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