Working towards these commitments
Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.
Secure Tenure Rights
Respect and protect the inherent land and territorial rights of indigenous peoples, as set out in ILO Convention 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including by recognizing that respect for indigenous knowledge and cultures contributes to sustainable and equitable development and proper management of the environment".
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Prevent and remedy land grabbing, respecting traditional land use rights and local livelihoods, and ensuring that all large-scale initiatives that involve the use of land, water and other natural resources comply with human rights and environmental obligations and are based on: the free, prior and informed consent of existing land users; a thorough assessment of economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts with respect to both women and men; democratic planning and independent oversight; and transparent contracts that respect labour rights, comply with social and fiscal obligations and are specific and binding on the sharing of responsibilities and benefits. Where adverse impacts on human rights and legitimate tenure rights have occurred, concerned actors should provide for, and cooperate in, impartial and competent mechanisms to provide remedy, including through land restitution and compensation.
Effective actions against land grabbing
BOTSWANA KHWEDOM stands for the rights of the people of Botswana and fights for their inclusion in the national decision-making processes.
The objective of the organisation is to seek for the inclusion of people in decision-making processes and policies within the national territory. BOTSWANA KHWEDOM works to reduce marginalisation through community empowerment.
BOTSWANA KHWEDOM is a national NGO that works closely with the community with the aim of empowering the national population. For the NGO, it is important to put people at the center of national decision-making mechanisms concerning land, human rights and climate change.