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Global

Supporting women’s ability to own, manage and control land will help accelerate gender equality globally

It is depressing, discouraging, infuriating – pick your word – to see the scale and scope of abuse and discrimination aimed at women and girls worldwide.

Blog post
Latin America and the Caribbean

Many Latin American countries recognize the property rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant people, but those laws do little to protect women’s access to land

Latin America’s indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are facing not just one pandemic, but three. Women bear the brunt of them all, which threatens communities’ very survival.

News
20 July 2020

From forced displacement to conflict over resources, the coronavirus pandemic has created a “perfect storm” for land rights abuses - and the situation is likely to worsen, researchers and activists warned on Thursday.

Event
Revista Amazonas
19 July 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean
Central America
Honduras
Nicaragua
South America
Brazil

Diálogo realizado pela Revista Amazonas sobre as lutas e a resistência de Mulheres do povo Garifuna de Honduras e da Comunidade Negra Creole de Bluefields, Nicarágua. Mediadora: Helena silvestre

Convidadas: 

1. Dolene Miller

Event
16 July 2020
Global
Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation

Reconociendo la importancia de las cuestiones relativas a la tierra para poner fin al hambre y lograr el desarrollo sostenible, los países han convenido en cumplir objetivos ambiciosos en materia de tierras para 2030.

Event
16 July 2020
Global
Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
International Land Coalition

Acknowledging the centrality of land issues to end hunger and achieve sustainable development, countries have agreed to meet ambitious land targets by 2030. Five years into the SDGs, persistent land insecurity, land evictions, threats to land rights defenders and other challenges show that the land promises are not being delivered.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
July, 2020
Global

This scoping study analyses gendered impacts of large-scale extractives, hydropower and agribusiness investments that result in communities’ changed access to and control over land, water and other natural resources. Large-scale commercial pressures on natural resources have been on the rise over the course of the past decade leading to growing concerns on their costs, benefits and human rights impacts.

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Picture credit. Nadiko Lopei Alim a pastoralist from Kapese inTurkana, Northern Kenya. Trócaire is working on resource rights and community engagement to mitigate the risk of conflict related to the extractives industry in Turkana. (Photo by Garry Walsh)
Global

For those of us who have worked in development since quite some time certain stories have become a little too familiar.  Whether in Latin America, South East Asia or Sub Saharan Africa, it is women and their special connection to land and water that are greatly impacted when the thirsty mining, hydropower or agribusiness industries move into their communities.  The stories tell of loss of access to land and forests, of contamination of the water used for drinking, cooking and bathing; of the much longer and more dangerous journeys to get water and the increased vulnerability to sextortion and gender-based violence.  

Event
IFAL
6 July 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Brazil

O programa QUESTÕES AMBIENTAIS NA SOCIEDADE em seu 10º episódio tem a honra e o prazer de convidar a todas e todos para um debate sobre PANDEMIA E POVOS INDÍGENAS: A VISÃO DA MULHER GUARANI NA LUTA COTIDIANA com a Cacique Juliana Kerexu e a Gestora Ambiental Nathalia Sibuya mais comentários de Rennisy Cruz (Bela) e José Roberto Galdino (Ró). 

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Wikus De Wet / AFP
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa

Por Abahlali baseMjondolo*

Tradução: Ítalo Piva

 

No capitalismo racial imposto pelo colonialismo, os detentores do poder monopolizaram seu controle sobre a terra

Blog post
Land Governance in Ethiopia in the Time of COVID-19
Ethiopia

In countries like Ethiopia where around 80-85 percent of the population are engaged in agricultural activities, interruption of the land governance system due to the lockdown and social distancing is not only a public health concern but also food and nutrition security.

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