FIAN Has An Impact

Colombia: Return of Las Pavas Community to their land
  • FIAN prevents forced evictions
  • FIAN accelerates the distribution of land to the landless
  • FIAN contributes to fair working conditions
  • FIAN empowers women to get access to and control over land, seeds and water
  • FIAN initiates new mechanisms for improved protection of the right to food
  • FIAN ensures that school children get midday meals

    Latest Impact

    Open Letter | 16-06-2014
    ParaguayIndigenous PeoplesJusticiability

    Historic victory for Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community in Paraguay

    Expropriation bill enables community to return to its ancestral lands after over twenty years of struggle and resistance    Read more

    Statement | 23-01-2014
    Honduras Extraterritorial Obligations

    Joint civil society statement: World Bank forced to admit failings on controversial human rights scandal

    The World Bank has been forced to backtrack on a controversial investment in Corporación Dinant, a palm oil company implicated in serious human rights abuses in Honduras.    Read more

    Press Release | 09-12-2013

    FIAN International urges to implement judgments in favor of malnourished children in Guatemala

    Between December 1-6, 2013, FIAN International has conducted a visit to monitor the implementation of the judgments issued by the Court for Children and Adolescents in Zacapa, Guatemala, in relation to the right to food and other human rights of five malnourished children from four families of Camotán.    Read more

    News | 28-09-2013
    Extraterritorial ObligationsGlobal Governance

    UN experts call on world governments to be guided by the Maastricht Principles

    Global Governments are called to follow Maastricht Principles as part of their Extraterritorial Obligations (ETOs)    Read more

    Press Release | 16-07-2013
    GuatemalaJusticiabilityMonitoring and Accountability

    Judge Declares State of Guatemala Responsible for Right to Food Violations

    16 July 2013 , Heidelberg – A juvenile judge declared the Guatemalan state responsible for breach of economic, social and cultural rights by failing to ensure the right to food of five undernourished children from four families living in the villages of Camotán, Guatemala.    Read more

    Statement | 27-06-2013
    AustriaExtraterritorial ObligationsJusticiabilityMonitoring and Accountability

    Civil Society Reclaims Primacy of Human Rights

    Vienna/Heidelberg, 27 June 2013 –FIAN International welcomes the Declaration adopted yesterday by the Vienna+20 civil society conference which calls upon States to make the primacy of human rights operational.    Read more

    Statement | 25-06-2013
    Monitoring and AccountabilityGNRtFN

    Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition - Charter and Call to Action

    Charter and Call to Action of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition, officially launched in June 2013    Read more

    Press Release | 24-06-2013
    Global GovernanceMonitoring and AccountabilityNutritionGNRtFN

    Launch of Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition

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    Press Release | 11-06-2013
    NepalPeasants' Rights

    Victory for the Dalit Community of Bajura, Nepal

    Thirty-five Dalit families from the Bajura district of Nepal are celebrating the return of their home and land certificates, which were fraudulently taken 25 years ago.    Read more

    Press Release | 03-05-2013
    Global GovernanceMonitoring and AccountabilityJusticiability

    New Complaint Mechanism on Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Enters into Force

    3 May 2013, Heidelberg/Geneva - FIAN International celebrates the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) which will take place on 5 May 2013.    Read more