Indonesian villagers fight for land rights revolution

This article relates to SDG 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure; SDG 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities and SDG 15 Life on Land. Vincent Bevins covers the story of indigenous communities in Indonesia fighting for their land rights.

“Members of the small Pandumaan-Sipituhuta indigenous community are at the centre of a historic struggle that just might transform the rules of capitalism in Indonesia, affecting tens of millions of people. Along with a handful of other communities, they have cited indigenous rights provisions in the constitution, and lobbied to secure President Joko Widodo’s support, in the hope that they will be granted legal control over traditional lands.”

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