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FIAN International

Heidelberg, Germany
Joined May 2018

FIAN is active in over 50 countries across Africa, Asia,Europe, central/south America through national sections,seeds groups.we expose violations of people's right to food/hold governments accountable

Presence in: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

FIAN International was founded in 1986 as the first international
human rights organization to advocate for the realization of
the right to food and nutrition. Holding a consultative status with
the United Nations Economic and Social Council, FIAN is active
in more than 50 countries, through national sections and seeds
groups, which account for 25 of these, as well as individual members
and international networks.
With no religious or political affiliation dictating our work, we
expose violations of people’s right to food and related rights wherever
they may occur and stand up against undue and oppressive
practices that prevent people from feeding themselves. By holding
governments accountable, FIAN strives to secure people’s access
to and control over natural resources and means of subsistence,
crucial to ensure a life of dignity, now and for future generations.
The struggle for adequate nutrition is a critical component to the
right to food, moving the debate beyond medicalized interventions
and towards food systems that support healthy diets and ecosystems.
As the struggle against gender discrimination and other forms
of exclusion is an integral part of our mission, we work with and in
favor of the most marginalized and affected groups. Our vision is
of a world free from hunger, in which every woman, man, boy and
girl can fully enjoy their right to food, as laid down in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights
FIAN International’s Secretariat is based in Heidelberg, Germany,
and has UN representation in Geneva, Switzerland

People Associated With This Organization

Glory Lueong

FIAN International
Joined May 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Glory works for FIAN International in the program: Access to and Control over Natural Resources where she; coordinates participatory action research on community driven buttom-up accountability initiatives in natural resource governance in West Africa, country focus FIAN work in south and East Africa, and supports CSOs capacity development projects using experiential learning methodologies

She is also a senior fellow of the African Good Governance Network of the German Academic Exchange Service, where she advocates for participatory natural resource governance in Africa. Glory holds a PhD in Sociology of Development and is a Post PhD- grantee of the Wenner-Gren Foundation USA. Glory is the founder of the Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RuWCED)-Cameroon.

By joining the platform, Glory looks forward to learning and sharing experiences on community led PAR and legal empowerment strategies.
Glory Lueong is the network champion (main point of contact) for FIAN International.

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