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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Africa

    Contains a brief review of the land issue in DRC; women’s access to land: secondary land rights; the place guaranteed to women in initiatives to reform the land system; conclusions and recommendations. Women’s access to land must be placed within the context of the complex and pluralistic land crisis and bloody conflicts that continue to destabilise that part of the DRC. Essential resources, such as credit, quality seeds, technology, information and access to markets are cruelly lacking.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2014
    Africa

    Includes good for corporations, bad for producers; the push for corporate food systems in Africa; the UK’s role; towards food sovereignty; recommendations for the UK government. Concludes that the expansion of corporate control over African food and agriculture, under the guise of tackling hunger, is taking power and resources away from African producers and will further impoverish the continent’s people. The UK and other governments must end their support for initiatives which assist this corporate takeover.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2014
    Africa

    Includes background – the global land grab; FPIC in response to land grabbing today; whose consent is required or desired?; the key challenge is political, not technical. Concludes that as long as there is a significant gap between what is promised and what is delivered by the state, there will always be cause for poor people to engage in rightful resistance. The current global rush to cloak land grabbing in FPIC may ultimately end up sparking such resistance.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2014
    Ethiopia, Africa

    The current Ethiopian government originated in a Marxist revolutionary movement, which early in its struggle against the Derg regime recognized the widespread discrimination against women in Ethiopian society and placed gender emancipation at the centre of its revolutionary strategy.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2014
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    Contains 6 chapters: introduction, accountability issues in urban land management, transparency and accountability in communal land management, corruption and land reform programmes, accountability issues in large scale land deals, gender, youths and land corruption. The findings show that land governance is fragmented creating opportunities for corruption in and across institutions.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2014
    Africa

    Asks whether, as a recent study by Italian economists suggests, land grabs by foreign investors in developing countries can feed the hungry. Argues strongly against, citing evidence from Tanzania and Zambia.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2014
    Africa

    As the development of Liberia’s natural wealth intensifies, a coherent set of policies that address questions of persistent gender inequality, sustainable rural livelihoods and long-term security of access to natural resources is needed. The capacity of rural women to maintain the local food economy must be preserved and enhanced, as must their ability to make informed decisions regarding the sustainable exploitation of natural resources.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2014
    Africa

    Report presents grassroots women’s approaches to access justice with a focus on land and property rights in Africa. This community empowerment-based research undertaken by the Huairou Commission and its partner groups across 7 African countries – Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe – showcases women’s rights challenges and effective strategies to improve women’s access to justice. These groups are making an impact through strategies such as community mapping exercises, local-to-local dialogues, and developing community watchdogs and training community paralegals.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2014
    Africa

    Rwanda has provided a picture of promising change for improving gender equalities in land rights. This report draws upon extensive qualitative field research in 20 sectors of Rwanda to examine the current state of gendered rights to land in practice. Among Rwandan communities, there is now widespread knowledge of laws granting gender-equal rights. More and more women are receiving inheritance and inter-vivos gifts and are increasingly receiving these in equal shares, while formally married women are exercising greater decision-making power over land held jointly with their husbands.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Africa

    Includes gender and land in a changing world, in the international policy discourse and addressing the issue at national and local levels; complex governance, growing pressure on land, effects of climate change, fight for water, increasing conflicts, migration and social changes, land tenure reform and access to justice, changing gender roles.

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