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By: Chris Arsenault Date: March 8th 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation TORONTO, March 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in more than 90 countries still lack equal rights to own land, hurting food production and efforts to tackle poverty, Rwanda's former agriculture minister said.…
By: Gregg Scruggs Date: March 7th 2016 Source: Citiscope A series of high-level reports will be made public this month by global stakeholders and experts, constituting major inputs to the first draft of the Habitat III strategy. By the beginning of May, the first draft of the United Nations’ 20…
By: Greg Scruggs Date: March 8th 2016 Source: Citiscope Forthcoming report by the Habitat III General Assembly of Partners outlines major multilateral infrastructure to facilitate global action on sustainable urbanization, for both the New Urban Agenda and SDGs.  A draft report from a key…
By: Silvia Ceriani Date: March 9th 2016 Source: Slowfood.com Just a few days after the murder of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran activist fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples, we came across the latest report from Survival International, succinctly entitled Progress Can Kill. It analyzes the…
By: Isis Almeida Date: March 8th 2016 Source: Bloomberg Business Lower social status mean women get less food in many countries Women are responsible for more than 50% of global food output Women account for 70 percent of the world’s hungry even as they produce more than half of the…
By: Bethany Augliere Date: March 11th 2016 Source: Stanford News A computer simulation shows that carefully designing government interactions with rural indigenous people is critical for protecting the sustainability of people, wildlife and the land. People have thrived deep within the Amazon…
By: Holly Young Date: March 11th 2016 Source: The Guardian Join an expert panel on Thursday 17 March, 1-3pm GMT to discuss how to recognise the rights of the world’s indigenous people In the last fortnight two deaths have brought the challenges facing indigenous people across the world into…
Date: March 13th 2016 Source: DNA India Can land rights for women drive down child marriage and domestic violence? "Yes and more", says an international group of land and property rights specialists who are due in Washington this week to discuss how improved land management can reduce global…
By: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Date: March 14th 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation After years of struggle, the nations of the world finally adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of indigenous peoples in 2007, recognising the moral…
By: Joan Clos Date: March 14th 2016 Source: Citiscope It’s time to emphasize implementation, the head of the Habitat III conference says. On the sidelines of last week’s Habitat III thematic meeting on financing the New Urban Agenda, Habitat III Secretary-General Joan Clos sat down with…
By: Philippa de Boissière and Sian Cowman Date: March 14th 2016 Source: Foreign Policy in Focus These mega-projects expropriate land, spoil environments, and pollute democracies. Berta Cáceres gave her life resisting them. Early in the morning of March 3, Berta Cáceres was assassinated as she…
By: Paola Totaro Date: March 15th 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation WASHINGTON, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda's constitution of 1995 is known worldwide for pioneering and gender-sensitive provisions to protect women and their rights. However the reality on the ground,…