Base de Datos Género y Derecho a la Tierra


Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil y de los pueblos indígenas, que promueven la igualdad de derechos sobre la tierra

- The Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA) started in 1983 as a coalition of 20 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which were working in rural communities. PhilDHRRA is actively involved in the promotion of the agrarian reform and rural development at all levels (18). 

In 2008, together with the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), it organized the Land Watch Philippines Intersectoral Meeting on Land and Water Access of the Rural Poor to validate the Philippines Country Strategy Paper. 

The Paper is designed to: i. review the policy and legal environment on access to land and tenurial security; ii. assess past contributions and current efforts of different sectors to address land issues; and iii. identify opportunities, challenges and strategies in effectively advancing access to land and tenurial security of disadvantaged land dependent users (19).

- The Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), founded in 1979, is a regional association of national and institutional NGO networks NGO from 11 Asian countries engaged in food security, agrarian reform, sustainable agriculture and rural development activities. PhilDHRRA is a member of ANGOC.   

- The National Federation of Peasant Women in the Philippines (AMIHAN) is the national non-governmental organization that leads the peasant women’s movement in the Philippines. AMIHAN was formally launched in 1986 to organize peasant women at the national level and to advocate for gender-sensitive agrarian reforms. AMIHAN’s overall goal is to work toward the empowerment of peasant women. AMIHAN has 32 provincial chapters (20).

- The People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Network (AR Now!) is a national coalition of 15 civil-society organizations involved in agrarian reform advocacy. It was established in 1997 in response to the need to distribute private agricultural lands under the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). AR Now! has raised the visibility of land reform and increased the participation of women and landless farmers in national decision-making by linking the efforts of communities, farmers’ associations and civil-society organizations (18).

- The Center for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (CARRD) is an NGO focused on agrarian reform that has been working to make support services available to beneficiaries of land reform. CARRD assists women, peasant and fishers organizations to implement agrarian reform and rural development in the three provinces of Batangas, Zambales and Capiz. Through CARRD, farmers receive training on issues related to management and organization and information on how to gain access to credit, inputs, extension and other services (18).

Organizaciones locales con decisiones sobre la tierra y representación de la mujer

The National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) is the largest federation of co-ops in the country in terms of geographical reach, membership, financial capacity and array of services. It has around 1.2 million individual members coming from 425 primary coops from all over the country. NATCCO provides its members with banking and financial, insurance, training and development services.

In 1999, women accounted for about 60 percent of NATCCO’s membership, 42 percent of board members, 23 percent of board chairpersons, 51 percent of cooperative managers and 59 percent of employees (3).

At the general level, women represent 35 percent of members of farmers’ cooperatives and 21 percent of cooperative leaders (3).

Información legal y desarrollo de capacidades en el derecho a la tierra

Free legal assistance is available to farmers affected by the agrarian reform through the Department of Land Reform (DLR). Lawyers of the DLR may represent the farmers in court proceedings regarding land issues arising under the reform (16).

The Republic Act No. 9999, of 2010  providing a mechanism for free legal assistance and other purposes

- Section 3: the term “legal services” refers to any activity which requires the application of law, legal procedure, knowledge, training and experiences which shall include, among others, legal advice and counsel, and the preparation of instruments and contracts, including appearance before the administrative and quasi-judicial offices, bodies and tribunals handling cases in court, and other similar services as may be defined by the Supreme Court.

Fuentes: los números entre paréntesis (*) se refieren a las fuentes que están en la sección de Bibliografía