This report presents grassroots women’s approaches to access justice with focus on land and property rights in Africa. This community empowerment-based research undertaken by the Huairou Commission and its partner groups across seven 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.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2014Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2014Tanzania
The food security of more than 80% of Tanzania’s population and the country’s economic growth depend on family farming on certifi ed village lands. Realizing importance of smallholder’s roles in food security and economic development, the government introduced Village Land Use Planning (VLUP) as a tool towards sustainable family farming in support of green growth – a strategy for sustainably improving productivity within degrading natural resources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Kenya
Until recently, the Pokot in the highlands of the Baringo area in Kenya have practised semi-nomadic pastoralism. Today they are rapidly sedentarizing and in many areas suitable for farming, they are adopting rain-fed agriculture. As a result of these dynamics, claims to individual property on de facto communal rangelands have arisen, and to such an extent that they seriously threaten the peace of the community. This article explores the conflicts that emerge in the transition from common property to private tenure.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2016Africa
Green energy is expected to be a significant part of the solution to Africa’s energy problems. But what new problems may arise if progress exacts at a high cost? Lake Turkana Wind Power is the largest private investment ever in Kenya, and Danish and international companies and investors have already sunk millions of euros into the project. But they now await a court decision which will determine whether the land on which the turbines will be built was illegally acquired.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2012Africa, Kenya
INDEX 2.0 RECENT EVENTS 3.0 PROTECTING LIVESTOCK MOBILITY ROUTES: LESSONS LEARNED 4.0 KENYA’S CONSTITUTION 2010 What will it mean for tenure security in rangelands? ‘Equal rights for women’ say Maasai elders 5.0 CAN VILLAGE LAND USE PLANNING WORK FOR RANGELANDS? 6.0 PROTECTING RIGHTS OF HUNTER-GATHERERS IN TANZANIA 7.0 OTHER NEWS FROM THE REGION Improving rangeland quality through land use planning Developing policies in Uganda 8.0 LAUNCH OF RANGELAND OBSERVATORY
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2015Africa, Senegal
INDEX 2.0 RECENT EVENTS 4.0 PASTORALISTS DO PLAN! EXPERIENCES OF MURSI LAND USE PLANNING, SOUTH OMO ETHIOPIA 5.0 PROGRESS OF THE COMMUNITY LAND BILL, KENYA 6.0 DEVELOPING SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEMS FOR MORE SECURE ACCESS TO LAND IN THE CHACO REGION OF SOUTH AMERICA 7.0 ONGOING CONFLICTS IN LOLIONDO, TANZANIA 8.0 EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN THROUGH THE PASTORAL WOMEN’S ALLIANCE, INDIA 9.0 PUBLICATIONS - RANGELANDS 10.0 NEW INITIATIVES MAKING RANGELANDS MORE SECURE 11.0 MORE RECENT EVENTS
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2014Africa
INDEX 3.0 RECENT EVENTS 5.0 COMPETENT BUT IGNORED: BRINGING MAASAI YOUTH INTO LAND TENURE DECISION MAKING 6.0 CONFLICTS BETWEEN MBORORO AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ENDS POSITIVELY FOR PASTORALISTS 7.0 A VISION FOR A JUST AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE? THE LAPSSET CORRIDOR 8.0 PASTORAL PROTESTS IN HANSALPUR INTENSIFY 9.0 BENCHMARKS FOR LAND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA 10.0 NEW INITIATIVES CONTRIBUTING TO MAKING RANGELANDS SECURE 12.0 RANGELANDS INITIATIVE RECEIVES FUNDING FROM SDC
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2013Africa
2.0 RECENT EVENTS 5.0 UGANDA GAZETTES A NATIONAL LAND POLICY 6.0 PLAYING THE “CONSERVATION CARD’: THE KHWE SAN IN NAMIBIA’S BWABWATA NATIONAL PARK 7.0 SECURING LAND TITLES FOR PASTORALIST WOMEN: THE STORY OF SAKALA 8.0 PROTESTS AGAINST CONVERSION OF PASTORAL LANDS INTENSIFY IN INDIA 9.0 PASTURE PROTECTOIN IN ADILA LOCALITY, DARFUR, SUDAN 10.0 VICTORIOUS IN TANZANIA 11.0 MORE RECENT EVENTS 12.0 18,000 CATTLE GIVEN PASSAGE ACROSS AUSTRALIA
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2013Africa
2.0 OTHER RECENT EVENTS 5.0 MAASAI WOMEN LEAD STRUGGLE TO PROTECT LAND RIGHTS IN RECENT ROUNDS OF LOLIONDO CONFLICT 6.0 PARTICIPATORY RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (PRM): AN EFFECTIVE PROCESS FOR ETHIOPIA’S PASTORAL COMMUNAL LANDS? 7.0 NEW HOPE FOR THE TANA DELTA, KENYA 8.0 PASTORAL RESOURCE MAPPING AT SCALE,TO SUPPORT CLIMATE RESILIENT LIVESTOCK KEEPING IN TANZANIA 9.0 PASTORAL PEOPLES’ PARLIAMENT INDIA - A PLATFORM FOR THE UNHEARD, THE UNSEEN 11.0 OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW LAND LAWS TO SUPPORT CBP&NRM IN MONGOLIA 12.0 ENDNOTES
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2012Africa
INDEX 3.0 RECENT EVENTS 4.0 CERTIFYING CUSTOMARY OWNERSHIP FOR PASTORALISTS, UGANDA 5.0 MODEL FOR RECOGNISING COMMUNITY LAND RIGHTS IN KENYA 6.0 PARTICIPATORY MAPPING AS TOOL FOR SECURING RIGHTS 7.0 DEVELOPING A LAND USE MASTER PLAN, KITENGELA 8.0 SECURING WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO LAND, GARBA TULA 9.0 UPDATE ON RANGELAND OBSERVATORY 10.0 PROTECTING COMMON PROPERTY RIGHTS IN INDIA THROUGH COMMUNITY MOBILISATION 11.0 PASTORALISTS AND HUNTER GATHERERS SEEK PROTECTION IN TANZANIA’S NEW CONSTITUTION 12.0 ENDNOTES
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