UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future.
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.
Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.
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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been leading the Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Area of Responsibility (AoR) since 2016. Globally, the membership of the HLP AoR includes UN agencies, NGOs, research and academic institutions, donors, human rights and development agencies, and representatives of other AoRs and global clusters.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to some of the world’s 42 million refugees and internally displaced persons.
For over 65 years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world.
We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
UN-Habitat and partners will organize a webinar this month that will provide a wide array of government officials and stakeholders with the knowledge and key messages on how to help women not only retain land rights but also promote their role in conflict resolution and peacebuilding in fragile societies.
The February 16th online workshop is a further recognition of women’s conflict resolution and peacemaking role, one which is often undetected and constantly under-reported.
To adequately play their role as agents of peace, women need to feel secure in their communities and be empowered to participate meaningfully in decision making and planning. Housing, land and property rights are an essential enabler of both.
The webinar is organised in partnership between UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), and the Housing, Land and Property Area of Responsibility of the Global Protection Cluster, in collaboration with the UN refugee agency UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
The “Key Messages on Women, Land and Peace. Sustaining Peace through Women’s Empowerment and Increased Access to Land and Property Rights in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts” will support local governments, practitioners in land or gender issues in fragile contexts, development stakeholders and non-governmental organizations in their work to ensure women’s land rights are addressed under humanitarian-development projects.
During the webinar, UN-Habitat, NRC and UNHCR will present the content of the Key Messages and some examples of their field implementation showcasing:
- How to increase the recognition and protection of women’s housing, land and property rights in fragile and conflict-affected contexts
- How to empower and increase women’s participation in processes related to land management and housing, land and property rights
- Women’s housing land and property rights for conflict prevention and recovery: the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
The event will allow time for questions and discussion. The webinar will be held in English, with simultaneous translation in English, Arabic and French.
Those interested can register here to receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
GLTN is an alliance of international organisations committed to increasing access to land and tenure security for all, with special focus on the poor and women. The Secretariat of the Network is hosted within the Land, Housing and Shelter Section of UN-Habitat.
The Network’s partners include international civil society, bilateral and multilateral organisations, research and training institutions, and professional associations. GLTN develops, disseminates, and implements pro-poor and gender-responsive land tools. These tools and approaches contribute to land reform, good land governance, inclusive land administration, sustainable land management, and functional land sector coordination.