Tuya describes her decision to take action on GBV in her Mongolian herding community after becoming a gender and land champion.
Odgerel describes the changes he is making to tackle land degradation in his herding community since becoming a gender and land champion.
P. Purevdolgor describes the impact of becoming a gender and land champion in her Mongolian herding community.
Хүн Төвтэй Байгаль Хамгаалал байгууллагын үйл ажиллагааны нэг чиглэл нь малчдын, ялангуяа уул уурхайн нөлөөнд өртсөн малчин өрхийн жендэрийн асуудал юм. Тиймээс ч бид 7 жилийн өмнө Эмэгтэйчүүдийн газар эдэлбэрийн эрхийн баталгаат байдал (ЭГЭЭББ) олон улсын төсөл д нэгдэн орсон.
Jamii nyingi za vijijini nchini Tanzania zina changamoto zinazofanana kutokana na makampuni ya uchimbaji madini na wawekezaji. Nimejionea jinsi wanaume na wanawake ambao ni wasaidizi wa jinsia na ardhi wanavyoweza kusaidia.
Rather than scaling up, I think we should be talking about scaling out and scaling over time when it comes to inclusive, community-led land governance.
The WOLTS experience has given me hope for the future. Change is possible.
Many rural communities in Tanzania share similar challenges from mining companies and investors. I have seen first-hand how men and women gender and land champions can help.
This What to Read digest examines livestock keeping in pastoral systems and features recent research that reviews the relationship between pastoral livelihoods and global climate change.
PCC joined the global WOLTS project seven years ago, as we were interested in its focus on gender and herding communities, especially those affected by mining, but we had no idea what a learning journey it would be!
Like many countries, Mongolia has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and its government has been accelerating investments in the mining sector to help the economy. However, this has led to protests by local communities concerned about their land rights, and about their health. Among them is the community of Dalanjargalan, where the WOLTS project has been working with local champions who have been trained in land law, gender issues and participatory decision-making.
In Ethiopia, pastoralist communities and other communal land users face significant threats due to government policies which favour large-scale land investments and erode communal land rights. Here, Daniel Behailu and Nathaniah Jacobs discuss the importance of developing laws that recognise and respect communal land rights in Ethiopia, potential legal solutions, and why change will require community engagement and social legitimacy to work.