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10 December 2018
Global

Although achieving equality for women across the world has been a major focus of human rights movements in 2018, women continue to bear the brunt of inequality. This is according to a new Amnesty International report released on Monday.


10 December 2018
Western Africa
Liberia

The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) has said Liberia continues to experience huge land conflicts in Montserrado, Margibi, Nimba, Bong, and Grand Bassa counties as these are the “red zones” of land conflicts in the country. This assertion comes against the current backdrop of a spate of land-related conflicts which appear to be on the increase.

7 December 2018
Eastern Africa
Tanzania

When the water reached some of Kisiwa Panza's graveyards, people found themselves scrambling to protect the remains of their friends and families


KISIWA PANZA, Tanzania - First, the encroaching sea started eating away at homes and killing crops on the small island of Kisiwa Panza. Then the rising tides began bringing up the dead.


7 December 2018
Georgia

Georgia’s Constitutional Court has suspended a moratorium on purchasing agricultural land by foreign citizens. While the court ruled the ban was unconstitutional, the suspension will only be temporary as constitutional amendments are set to kick in. Foreign citizens now have nine days left to register land they have bought or inherited.


15 November 2018
Global

From South Africa to the Amazon, battles over land and who owns it are unleashing unprecedented conflict and labyrinthine legal cases


LONDON - Land laws mean nothing unless communities can prove their ownership, researchers said on Thursday, calling for better tools to map the land and stave off conflict over property.


7 November 2018
Kenya

As extreme rainfall brings more landslides, farmers are turning to bamboo to protect their land - and making an income from it


MAKOMBOKI, Kenya - Lunch at Macharia Mirara's house in the village of Makomboki used to be a cheery occasion as his children chattered about their morning at school. But these days, no one is home.


31 October 2018
Jordan

For some low-income Jordanians the attention and funds directed towards refugees from Syria are a source of tension


DHLAIL, Jordan - Syrian refugee Umm Mohammed fidgeted in her chair in a breezy office in Dhlail city, northern Jordan, before joking: "We don't know how to sit still."


25 October 2018
Global

Reasons range from fear of property seizure by governments, owners turning tenants out and lack of money among others

A new study has revealed that 41 million people in 15 countries of four different world regions are living in constant fear of losing their property rights in the next five years.

17 October 2018
Global

Global survey of perceptions of property rights could help provide solutions to key development challenges

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