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4 July 2018
Authors: 
Beth Roberts
Kenya
Brazil
Global

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent unprecedented and increasing global recognition of land rights—especially women’s land rights. Leaders across the globe have included three land-specific sex-disaggregated indicators:

2 July 2018
Authors: 
Ms. Annette Jaitner
Global

The Land Portal Foundation, Mokoro Ltd and Transparency International co-hosted an interactive webinar on sextortion in land governance and its implications on June 25th, 2018. The webinar featured an interactive discussion among expert panelists.  Scroll below to read our interview with Annette Jaitner of Transparency International.  She gives us insights into the matter and what sextortion means for land governance.  


1) Why did Transparency International recently decide to run a webinar on the topic of sextortion? Why on the Land Portal?

27 June 2018
Authors: 
Sarah Nandudu
Uganda
Global

The National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU) is a network of approximately 350 community groups with a membership of approximately 38,000 people. NSDFU is a member of the Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) network, a transnational network of the urban poor founded in 1996, and which brings together over a million federated slum dwellers in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Flickr Brazil land
26 June 2018
Authors: 
Mrs. Patricia Maria Queiroz Chaves
Brazil

Women represent the majority of Brazil’s population (51.6% in 2017). However, only 12% of the landowners are women and just 5.5% own agricultural land in Brazil (IBGE, Agricultural Census, 2006).  This gender disparity is just part of the immense problem women face in terms of land rights in Brazil. A major issue is the persistent gap between what is in the law and what happens in practice.

20 June 2018
Authors: 
Noel Taylor
Global

As more than 1,000 global leaders in land rights gather in Washington, D.C., next week for the annual World Bank Land and Poverty conference, there will, no doubt, be much discussion focused on gathering data to measure global progress toward documenting and strengthening land rights for all women and men.

We cannot wait indefinitely – interim options for land reform
18 June 2018
Authors: 
Sobantu Mzwakali
South Africa

The failure to secure the property rights of rural communities shows a clear policy gap between citizens and rights to land as per the Constitution and the attitude and practices of the state, traditional leaders, white farmers and mining companies in relation to such rights. 

5 June 2018
Authors: 
Mrs. Patricia Maria Queiroz Chaves
Brazil
Global

A Q&A with Patricia Chaves from Espaço Feminista, Brazil, explains the discrepancies in accessing property and inheritance rights for women in Brazil as well as data that helps to inform grassroots women about their rights.  The piece also provides powerful accounts of women's personal experiences.  

1 June 2018
Authors: 
Dr. Liz Alden Wily
Global

The back has been broken on legal denial of community property. This is the conclusion of a study of land laws in 100 countries.

Laos agriculture
30 May 2018
Asia

Moderated by Kalpana Giri from RECOFTC, the panel on "Land Governance and Gender" featured a diverse round of gender experts discussing the inseparability of gender equality and good land governance.  With talk of gender more prominent than ever, the session was certainly an interesting and poignant way to close out day two of the Forum!

Flickr Thailand agriculture
29 May 2018
Asia

The Second Regional Land Forum kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand in the early morning of May 28th and the opening session was certainly one to remember! Live drones, talk of big data and using NASA related technology to propel land rights forward, were but a few of the impressive topics on the table. Participants gathered to hear a variety of ‘flash talks’, quick yet effective pitches about notable initiatives relating to data, technology and land rights.

Cambodian farmers sue Thai sugar group Mitr Phol over alleged land grab
23 May 2018
Asia

Sophorn Poch, Director of the Independent Mediation Organization (IMG), gives us some insights into his involvement with the Second Regional Land Forum as well as his hopes in terms of the Forum's outcomes.  

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