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Community Land Mapping in Liberia Captured on Film

Posted October 14, 2014

The work of Namati’s Liberian partner, the Sustainable Development Institute, has been captured on film by the climate change campaign organisation If Not Us Then Who. Made by Handcrafted Films for their Inspirational People strand, the short film shows the community mapping that rural people use to begin the process of protecting their lands.

In a country where over half of the land has been promised to or contracted to investors, leaving many rural Liberians landless and livelihood insecure, Namati and SDI are currently working with 65 communities to realize their rights and protect their customary land and natural resources.

 To accompany the film SDI’s …

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At work with the paralegals of Bangladesh

Posted by on September 12, 2014

At the Government registration office.

A Citizenship Sea Change for the Urdu-Speaking Minority in Bangladesh

 

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By Bremen Donovan

On a normal day, fourteen years ago, Farzana Naz was six months pregnant. Her husband left for work and never returned. Farzana was left to raise two children on her own. She was not much older than a child herself.

Today, I am sitting in her living room, which is also her kitchen and her bedroom. Farzana lives in Staff Camp, one of the 66 so-called ‘camps for stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh, and home to about 200 families. It is …

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