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    Focus on Africa: Uganda Lesson Brief, Women and Customary Land Rights

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Africa

    This lesson brief explores the struggles women face in benefiting from their customary rights. It is part of the Uganda module on the Focus on Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool.

  2. Library Resource

    Focus on Land in Africa: Ghana Lesson Brief, Women's Evolving Land Rights

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Africa

    This lesson brief presents the situations faced by modern Ghanaian women and compare their evolving land rights across regions. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool.

  3. Library Resource

    Focus on Land in Africa: Mali Lesson Brief, Women, Inheritance, and Islam

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Africa

    This lesson brief discusses the stratutory, customary, and religious frameworks governing women's rights to land in Mali and offers suggestions as to how these rights might be strenghtened.  It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Right online educational tool.

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    January, 2011
    Southern Africa

    We the Rural Women’s Assembly of Southern Africa, meeting in Durban on the event of the 17th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC in Durban from 30 November to 5 December 2011 demand that governments take the following immediate steps to address the clear and present danger posed to rural communities by the climate crisis.

  5. Library Resource

    These guidelines from the Working Group on Integrated Land Use Planning (WGLUP) are a further step in developing an approach to gender-sensitive land use planning (LUP) within the framework of development co-operation

    Training Resources & Tools
    Global

    [adapted from GTZ] 1999- More than one hundred technical co-operation projects on three continents supported by the various technical departments of GTZ were involved in this discussion on Land Use Planning, paying specific attention to gender and women’s promotion through its pilot program “Gender and Women’s Promotion”.

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    'Lay of the land: Improving land governance to stop land grabs' argues that land grabbing can deprive rural women and communities of their livelihoods and land, increasing their food insecurity

    Global

    [adapted from ActionAid] October, 2012- The report states that the importance of land to rural women goes beyond growing food. Having secure access to, and independent control over, land can mean the difference between, on the one hand, enjoying rights such as education and freedom from violence or, on the other, continual subjugation in society. ActionAid view security of land tenure for impoverished rural communities as a fundamental component of dignified, sustainable development and a crucial step towards reducing poverty and reducing inequality.

  7. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    Global

    [via UN-HABITAT] How can we judge if a land tool is responsive to both women and men’s needs?

    Despite progress on women’s rights, rights to land and security of tenure are not enjoyed equally by women and men in many parts of the world. This goes against international human rights, and also impacts negatively on households and the economy.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Global

    [via UN-HABITAT] GLTN considers gender as a critical cross-cutting theme in the work on promoting pro-poor, large-scale land tools (for more information on GLTN see www.gltn.net). This short report summarises an analysis undertaken by the GLTN Secretariat to assess how women’s rights, and specific needs, are being addressed by selected projects in the GLTN land tool inventory—a database consisting of numerous international development projects in the land sector is available on the website.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2008
    Global

    [via UNDP, 2008] These 4 Policy Briefs from UNDP show how increasing knowledge about gender relations and empowerment has highlighted the importance of access to and control over land within intra-household gender relations, and what this implies for broader concerns about empowerment of the poor.  Moreover, significant knowledge gaps are also found in discussions on the link between land policies and cultural, territorial and gender empowerment issues.

     

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