Land Matters: Dispossession and Resistance report

This report seeks to contribute to greater understanding of how people respond to and resist land dispossession. Regardless of the context or mechanisms of dispossession, victims face common experiences of marginalisation and the failure to respect human rights.

Christian Aid programmes show the full range of concerns related to land: from forced evictions for urban regeneration and land reallocation (Angola, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa and Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), large-scale land acquisitions (Angola, Brazil, Sierra Leone, Colombia), oppression, control and violent land usurpation (Colombia and OPT) and overall land governance issues in all cases.

The intention of this report is not to draw parallels between these vastly different contexts, rather it seeks to examine resistance to these dispossession and displacement.