The right to land is a fundamental prerequisite to the other rights (economic, social, and cultural) that depend on land, and which determine the living conditions and social integration of Ethiopia’s rural and urban communities. In recent times, high rates of population growth, unregulated urban expansion, and poor use of resources have led to land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and disputes over access. An integrated and participatory approach to land management is considered essential if resources are to be used sustainably and equitably in the future.
2023 marks two decades since the adoption of the Maputo Protocol. The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) is arguably the most progressive legally binding instrument on women’s and human rights instruments globally. A total of 44 African countries have signed and ratified it.
We are looking for two consultants to conduct research on the land governance situation in French and Spanish speaking countries.
Latest paper from the WOLTS team offers new evidence of a sustainable approach to securing land rights for women and communities
This advocacy video provides a quick reference on how to empower women and protect their housing, land and property rights in fragile and crisis affected contexts, and why this is an essential element to sustain peace and stability.
Powerful indigenous women, guardians of the forests and ancestral knowledge of Africa, Mesoamerica and the Colombian Amazon and Brazil, joined their voices at the event “Indigenous Women: Weaving the climate change agenda towards a sustainable future” to make an urgent call to stop the violence caused by climate change and the destruction of the environment that continues to affect their territories; and demand recognition of their ancestral knowledge as essential contributions to the future of humanity.
At CoP27, 41 grassroots women’s organizations launch new Global South Alliance for Indigenous and local women and girls
Sixth edition of ILDC is being organized in hybrid mode during 7-9 December, 2022 with theme “Global Pulls on Local Lands : Southern Perspectives” at Bengaluru, India. The objective of this year's conference is to further and expand the scope of South-South Exchange around land conversations and cooperations, that began during the last episode, while the focus of the deliberations will c
Mokoro are delighted to publish a new blog from WOLTS Mongolia team member, B. Munkhtuvshin.
In most of the communities in the country and even elsewhere around the globe, lands are mostly owned by men. Thus women have little access and rights to ownership of lands where they could cultivate.
Different marginalized population groups like women, refugees, pastoralists and IPLC will be at the center of the discussion.