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Gender and Biodiversity : How Indigenous and Local Community Women Safeguard Nature

12 June 2024

Indigenous women’s knowledge is rooted in ancestral understanding of the natural world and the accumulation of observations of local phenomena. The most significant aspect of Indigenous women holding and preserving these traditional knowledge is their holistic approach, which encompasses a wide range of domains beyond mere specialization. They possess an intricate understanding of various species, considering their nutritional value, medicinal properties, and ecological roles. This knowledge, passed down through generations, not only enriches their communities but has been crucial for western science. Indigenous women's insights have often informed Western understandings, leading to the development of medicines and a deeper understanding of climate phenomena such as droughts, floods, and biodiversity migration.

The Tenure Facility
Land Portal Foundation
Ford Foundation
Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

Women’s Participation in Land Governance in the Mekong: Moving Beyond Quotas to Meaningful Inputs and Influence

14 February 2024

Join us in a webinar that will shine light on two groundbreaking reports concerning gender and land governance in the Mekong region. The reports, "Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region" and "Towards Gender-Equitable Land Policy and Law Making in the Mekong Region," were produced in Phase II of the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) program. This is the first webinar in the series ‘State of Land in the Mekong region.’ This series highlights the evolving environment of land governance in this dynamic region.

Land Portal Foundation
Mekong Region Land Governance

Taking Data Back: Women’s Sovereignty over Land Data

29 March 2023

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.  The day aims to celebrate women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. It  will also explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities. 

Land Portal Foundation
Ford Foundation
Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Tenure Facility

Showcasing transformative approaches for women’s land rights

22 September 2022

This third Whose Land? webinar showcased gender transformative approaches on women’s land rights. Gender transformative approaches are defined by women acting as agents of change, transforming structural barriers and redefining gender norms. These approaches facilitate the participation of women in land governance decision-making processes, but require closing the land data gender gap. 

Land Portal Foundation

Foro Generación Igualdad

30 June 2022 - 02 July 2022

Siete modos de cambiar el mundo

Convocado por ONU Mujeres y organizado conjuntamente por los Gobiernos de México y Francia, junto con la sociedad civil y la juventud, el Foro Generación Igualdad tendrá lugar en París del 30 de junio al 2 de julio.

UN Women

10-Year Anniversary of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (CFS VGGT)

27 May 2022

Secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests are critical means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
FAO, Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Women, Land and Peace

16 February 2022

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.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Global Land Tool Network
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
Norwegian Refugee Council
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees