Securing Women’s Land for Peace in South Sudan | Land Portal
Contact details: 
Grace Nyoka, UN-Habitat, South Sudan +211925239461 | grace.nyoka@un.org
Organizers: 
Language of the event: 
English

This webinar will provide critical information on the status of women’s land rights for peace building in South Sudan. Key research findings and project outcomes in securing women’s land rights for peace and stability in South Sudan will be disseminated. Outcomes, challenges and opportunities in the ongoing project will be shared and new areas of collaboration, partnerships and synergies explored.

 

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 15:00-17:00 5:00PM SOUTH SUDAN TIME (GMT+3)

 

PARTNERS

Implementation: UN-Habitat and FAO in partnership with The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Funding: UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).

 

CONTEXT

 

Land in South Sudan is not only central to nation peace building and recovery, but also a major contributor to poverty reduction, food security, gender equality and empowerment of women and urban development. Recurrent conflict in South Sudan has led to an increase in land-related disputes resulting from extensive secondary occupation, and land grabbing by local elites.

Studies show that disputes over land often intensifies when IDPs and refugees decide to voluntarily return to their land or resettle within areas of origin.

Securing land tenure rights for women in South Sudan is key to facilitating voluntary return of IDPs and refugees to their homes, reduce conflict and violence against women, and contribute to peace building and stability.

The “Enhancing women’s access to land to consolidate peace in South Sudan” project addresses this glaring gender gap in securing women IDPs’, returnees’ and host communities’ land tenure rights in South Sudan

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Stakeholders working on Housing, Land and Property (HLP), gender equality and women’s empowerment (women, peace and security) as well as peace and development experts in South Sudan, Africa and globally. Also present will be the Government of South Sudan including the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, traditional authorities and leaders charged with land administration and conflict resolution. Civil Society Organizations, the UN and other development agencies, and development sectors in South Sudan will attend.

 

WEBEX CONNECTION DETAILS

Register here: REGISTRATION FORM

Meeting number/access code: 126 544 8921

Meeting password: 1234

Audio conference: Use VoIP only

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Grace Nyoka, UN-Habitat, South Sudan

+211925239461  | grace.nyoka@un.org

Hellen Nyamweru Ndungu, LHS/UPB UN-Habitat

+254 20 762 3297 | hellen-nyamweru.ndungu@un.org

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