Legal and psycho-legal counselling to defend land rights
Location: North-West Region, Cameroon
Timeline: 1997 – present
Principal organisations: MBOSCUDA
While Cameroon’s Constitution recognises the ethnic diversity of the country, pastoralists are often marginalised and their access to land is insecure. Through its Access to Justice Program, MBOSCUDA provided legal and psycho-legal counselling to help the Mbororo assert their claims to communal land. Social drama and awareness campaigns got the Mbororo to draw out issues and expose them in public village events. The programme increased the community’s awareness of their land rights and their courage to exercise them, and conflicts with farmers were reduced.
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