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Focus on the Global South and Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) are launching a documentary series on agrarian reform and land rights, dubbed, "Standing on Contentious Grounds: Stories of Hope, Struggle, and Resistance”. The series aims to document land reform, land rights struggles, and post-land distribution accounts that have yet to find successful endings but can already show better beginnings for farmer-beneficiaries.  The first of this series of accounts/stories was about the farmers at Hacienda Luisita and their 

Report of the Central Fact Finding Team’s visit to the Sardar Sarovar Project Submergence Areas in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, India on 9th – 10th May, 2015

This year marks 30 years of resilient struggle of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, which continues its battle to safeguard the lives and livelihoods of thousands of dalits, adivasis and other communities in the Narmada region, in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Focus on the Global South Philippines participated in the first Agrarian Reform Youth Congress last weekend, which was attended by about 60 student leaders and grassroots rural youth and labor youth leaders from around the country.

The event was a product of the last two years of engagement and relationship building with the students of the two universities involved (University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila), and grassroots groups from the rural youth and labor sectors.

Focus on the Global South, with Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), aims to document land reform, land rights struggles, and post-land distribution accounts that have yet to find successful endings but can already show better beginnings for farmer-beneficiaries.

The first of this series of accounts/stories was about the farmers at Hacienda Luisita, which can be viewed at  http://youtu.be/mvwe019V0hc  and http://bit.ly/1cufPda.  

As the 7th World Water Forum kicks off in Daegu, South Korea, civil society organizations and international allies have gathered in the city for an Alternative Forum-Water for All in Korea on April 13-14.

The French multinational water giant,Veolia Environnement is seeking to grow its business in the country through a potential contract in Daegu. Focus on the Global South has put together a primer- Veolia in Asia-Pacific: five reasons why you should challenge Veolia

Statement from Focus on the Global South, International Rivers, Mekong Watch, CEE Bankwatch Network, NGO Forum on ADB and Both ENDS

Amsterdam/Bangkok/Manila/Prague/Tokyo - Non-governmental organizations are calling on the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and European Investment Bank (EIB) to publicly acknowledge the millions of dollars of failed investment in their flagship project, Nam Theun 2. This 1070 MW dam has failed to bring intended development benefits, and instead has unleashed a range of negative impacts on the affected populations in central Laos.

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