This document is a chapter in a larger report commissioned by UN habitat to review the laws and land tenure of Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. The report provides a brief historical background, snapshots of how the government and legal systems operate, reviews land tenure, the various types of land in the country and the relevant constitutional provisions laws and policies. The chapter also examines housing rights and accessibility of services.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2005Lesotho
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2017Lesotho
This DPhil dissertation explores the logic, methods, and outcomes of a U.S. government- sponsored land reform in Lesotho, Southern Africa. The reform was part of a $363 million grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation to the Kingdom of Lesotho that funded a sweeping change. Instead of local chiefs administering and allocating land, the power shifted to bureaucrats and landholders, who received leasehold titles to their land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Colombia
La Asociación de Pequeños Productores Agropecuarios de la Cristalina del Losada -ASOPEPROC-, como un mecanismo para la superación de la fuerte crisis social y económica que se vivió en la región. Así, 850 familias campesinas se organizaron para conformar esta organización, y transformaron las tradicionales prácticas de ganadería extensiva.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Serbia, Nepal, Morocco, Guatemala, Philippines, Uganda, Albania, Oman, Peru, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Cambodia, Congo, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, China, Mexico, Kenya
Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Lesotho
Women need secure access to and control of land in order to realise their human rights. In order for the women to realise their land and inheritance rights it is important for the policy makers to have in place mechanisms and institutions to guide practice. This report sets out the status of women’s land and inheritance rights in Lesotho. The aim is to provide a consolidated baseline which can inform policy making, implementation and monitoring.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2016Global
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights developed the Women’s Land Tenure Framework to assist anyone who is interested in understanding the complex issues associated with women’s land rights — officials, grassroots organizations, international technical advisers, policymakers, development practitioners, women’s rights advocates, land rights advocates, people who are developing programs to assist women farmers, people who are concerned with food security, and others.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2012Latin America and the Caribbean
Exposición de Marcelo Arandia de OXFAM para el seminario "Mecanismos de financiación a la actividad agropecuaria de Bolivia: aporte de Tarija" realizado el 25 de mayo de 2012 en el salón de reuniones del Hotel Viña del Sur de la ciudad Tarija, Bolivia.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2018Liberia
Land is the most important asset for many rural Liberian women and men, and is often a family’s primary source of cash income, food and nutritional security, health care, and education. Though women play a central role in agricultural production in Liberia, women’s rights and access to land are often not equal to those of men due to biases in the formal legal framework and customary law.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2001
This brief article documents author's reasons for considering the answer to be "yes." She draws first on her extensive ethnographic experience in forest communities in the US and in several forested areas of Indonesia, with examples. Her second source of conviction in this view comes from her involvement in a comparative study of criteria and indicators in Africa, Asia and South America, in which she visited many forested areas around the world.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2007Indonesia
The brief describes development planning consultations, locally known as musrenbang, conducted in stages through different levels of governance: village, sub-district and district. The brief then documents lessons from experience catalyzing collective action among local community goups (in particular women’s groups) to engage in this development process and to help articulate the women’s aspirations in such a way that they could be heard by district decision makers.
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