Partner Publications

In defense of land rights: A monitoring report on land conflicts in six Asian countries (Vol. 2)

Following the reports prepared in 2018, Land Watch Asia member civil society organizations from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines once again prepared land conflict monitoring reports to understand the nature, drivers, and impacts of land conflicts, as well as document attacks against communities and land rights defenders.

From January to December 2020, the Land Watch Asia partners gathered at least 1,371 reported cases of land and resource conflicts in the six Asian countries, covering 6.47 million hectares, and affecting 2.37 million households. Over three-fourths of the affected community sectors were small farmers and indigenous peoples.

The six country reports and regional summary also reflect the initial attempt of civil society organizations to implement common methods in monitoring and a unified framework for analyzing land conflicts.