Women and Community Land Rights: Investing in Local Champions | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
juin 2021
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Pages: 
24

For more than five years, the Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) Project has been investigating the intersection of gender and land relations in mining-affected pastoralist communities in Mongolia and Tanzania. The aim has been to develop a methodology for long-term community engagement and capacity building to protect and support the land rights of all vulnerable people – thus to fully mainstream attention to gender equity in land tenure governance within a framework that would facilitate improvements in community land rights across the board.

The project has demonstrated that investing in a diverse group of gender and land champions, women and men, can be a game changer both for women and for the wider community. The local champions nurtured through the WOLTS training programme are delivering change – reinvigorating local power structures to strengthen and protect the rights of women and other vulnerable groups and delivering real improvements for women’s land rights and community land rights alike. The evidence to date demonstrates that the WOLTS methodology can help to empower communities to combat entrenched patriarchal norms and challenge land grabbing more broadly across the Global South.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Elizabeth Daley, Jim Grabham, Yansanjav Narangerel and Joyce Ndakaru

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We are an international development consultancy working to improve the wellbeing and opportunities of poor and vulnerable people, by supporting sustainable economic and social development.

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