Center for Justice and human Rights in the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)

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Started in 2003, CEJUDHCAN secures indigenous land rights and promotes sustainable land management with communities on Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast. CEJUDHCAN was part of the team that led the process granting legal control of native lands to natives.

The Miskito communities have been frequently attacked by armed settlers, so many feel unsafe farming at a distance from their homes. CEJUDHCAN trains Miskito women in bio-intensive agriculture so they can farm safely in the smaller areas close to their homes. The agroecology training and materials provide critical food security allowing people to stay on their traditional lands while fighting for their land rights in national and international courts.

  • Community, Food, Landscapes
  • 2018
  • Established Projects
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  • Spanish, English
  • http://cejudhcan.org/
  • Barrio Nueva Jerusalén De la estación de buses una cuadra al sur, una cuadra al este
    Puerto Cabezas
    71000
    RAAN
    Nicaragua