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  1. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    Evidence is mounting that secure
    property rights have positive effects for poor people in
    general and women in particular. The aim of this report is
    to review what is known about women s access to and control
    over land and real property in urban settings, identifying
    approaches to strengthening property rights that enhance
    women s agency, and sharing key lessons. Section two
    synthesizes the evidence on urban women s priorities with

  2. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    Land tenure security is crucial for
    women's empowerment and a prerequisite for building
    secure and resilient communities. Tenure is affected by many
    and often contradictory sets of rules, laws, customs,
    traditions, and perceptions. For most rural women, land
    tenure is complicated, with access and ownership often
    layered with barriers present in their daily realities:
    discriminatory social dynamics and strata, unresponsive

  3. Library Resource
    Conflicts over land
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Asia

    This briefing paper makes the case for proactive business engagement in respecting land rights and ensuring legal, fair and inclusive practices on land use, access to natural resources and equitable development opportunities. It outlines key challenges, provides an overview of existing instruments that can help companies address issues related to land, and points to practical entry points for improved business practices.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Northern America

    Food First Backgrounder, Spring 2014, Vol. 20, No. 1

    Introduction: Land, Race and the Agrarian Crisis

    The disastrous effects of widespread land grabbing and land concentration sweeping the globe do not affect all farmers equally. The degree of vulnerability to these threats is highest for smallholders, women and people of color—the ones who grow, harvest, process and prepare most of the world’s food.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    "For millions of people living in the world’s poorest countries, access to land is a matter not of wealth, but of survival, identity and belonging. Most of the 1.4 billion people earning less than US$1.25 a day live in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture for their livelihoods, while an estimated 2.5 billion people are involved in full- or part-time smallholder agriculture.

  6. Library Resource

    We No Longer Share the Land - Oxfam Briefing Paper

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Central African Republic

    Most analyses of violence in Darfur ignore the local dimension of the crisis, focusing instead on the region’s economic and political marginalization and climatic variability. However, agricultural change and other changes relating to the land-rights and land-use systems have led to competition and exclusion, and have played a major role in the collective violence that has raged throughout the region. Understanding these questions is essential for the successful resolution of political and policy debates in Darfur.

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  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2013
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    La felicidad en cientos de rostros campesinos el pasado 19 de octubre, podía ser comparada con la sensación que da la bendición de una cosecha abundante, ya que la lucha de más de dos años y medio, obtenía su primer fruto: ¡tierras para las primeras 140 familias desalojadas en el Valle del Polochic, en marzo de 2011!

  8. Library Resource
    Europe

    European Coordination Via Campesina and Hands Off the Land Network

  9. Library Resource
    Global

    The International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2006. A summary Final Report on the conference can be found Here. Attached are the resources, presentations, and papers from the conference.

  10. Library Resource

    Stories from the ground gathered from Ekta Parishad activists

    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2012
    Asia

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