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Equality before the law, when all people have the same rights

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WOLTS Project 2022 gender equity, land rights and climate change
14 March 2022
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Africa
Tanzania
Asia
Mongolia
Global

It’s that time of year again! March means International Women’s Day and the annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. It’s not surprising, after COP26 in Glasgow, that this year’s CSW66 links gender equality with climate change. The official theme is ‘achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.’

1 August 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Jia Yen Lai
South-Eastern Asia
Indonesia

The effectiveness of sustainable land use governance can be undermined if local affected people perceive land-use policies as not reflecting social objectives, or as ‘unjust.’ To transform externally-conceived sustainability principles from the international level into on-the-ground practice, involves the interplay of various organizations and peoples from the government, civil society, and the private sector.

To secure equal rights to land, bring men and women together
13 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Tanzania
Mongolia
Global

There is an underlying tension in the land rights movement that is rarely addressed head on, which is the perception that securing women’s land rights threatens community land rights. Community land rights are typically held by indigenous people, small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, herders and many other groups who are directly dependent on land for their livelihoods but whose land tenure is often the most precarious.

Palm oil CIFOR.jpg
6 July 2021
Authors: 
Maaike van den Berg
Global

The main objective of the LAND-at-scale program is to directly strengthen essential land governance components for men, women and youth that have the potential to contribute to structural, just, sustainable and inclusive change at scale. An ambitious objective, that cannot be achieved in isolation. Alignment is, therefore, a key factor in all LAND-at-scale activities - be it at project level for our country interventions or through our collaborative approach to knowledge management.

Land conflicts rooted in flawed design of transmigration & misrecognition of indigenous rights.
5 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Jia Yen Lai
South-Eastern Asia
Indonesia

A recent paper explores a case study of a palm oil project in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in which competing claims of recognition and land rights have led to conflict between transmigrants and indigenous Kutai people. The study offers evidence to understand the neglected perspective – and recognition – of migrants in situations of environmental injustice.

3 May 2021
Authors: 
Prof. Cheryl Doss
Dr. Vanya Slavchevska
Africa
Ethiopia
Malawi
Tanzania
Uganda
Niger
Nigeria

Advancing women’s land rights is a priority for the international development agenda. Yet, there is no consensus on which rights should be monitored and reported. Three indicators of women’s property rights are widely used in the literature. Each captures a different aspect of women’s land rights, but a recent paper explores the extent to which these different rights are held by the same person, using data from six African countries.

Shining a Spotlight
26 April 2021
Authors: 
Chloe Christman
Malawi

For many years Oxfam has joined allies around the world to raise the alarm on how land acquisitions by governments and companies - for the production of commodities including sugar, palm oil, and soy used in consumer food and beverage products - drive communities, women, and smallholder farmers off their land. The result is skyrocketing land inequality and increases in hunger and human rights violations globally.

 Women’s legal rights and gender gaps in property ownership in developing countries
21 January 2021
Authors: 
Ms. Hema Swaminathan
Isis Gaddis
Rahul Lahoti
Africa
South Africa
Global

On January 24, 2020, a quiet revolution happened in South Africa. In a landmark ruling in the Durban High Court, 72-year old Agnes Sithole scored a legal victory that not only provided her a share of her husband’s estate but may also help to protect an estimated 400,000 black elderly women in South Africa. Facing impoverishment when her marriage ended, Ms.

20 May 2020
Authors: 
Dr. David Betge
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe

The ongoing pandemic and the formal and informal responses to its spread have very direct impacts on the food and nutrition security of people in all parts of the world. Strong concerns have been voiced that the global health crisis could turn into a global food crisis.

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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a charity and not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families and to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan. Our four main field program areas include: (1) Investments in Basic Education; (2) Community Libraries, Literacy and Books Program; (3) Technology for Education; and, (4) Public Engagement. For a list of the projects that fall within these programs, visit PROGRAMS.

COMAID works in rural communities in Cameroon, the mission is to support communities achieve sustainable development in areas of land governance, natural resource management, community empowerment.

 

COMAID was founded in January 2007 and registered on 3rd March 2007 by Cameroon Government with registration N0.010/E.29/1111/VOL.8/APPB.

ICS

About Us

The Institute for Constitutional Studies (ICS) was originally set up in 2007.  ICS has been working on constitutional and governance issues since its inception.

Vision

Develop the capacity of Public Officials, Civil Society Activists and General Public on democratic governance to achieve good governance, inclusive government and accountability

Revue du Centre de recherches et d'études sur les droits fondamentaux. La Revue des droits de l’homme est une revue universitaire juridique généraliste. Elle publie à rythme hebdomadaire des commentaires rapides de l’actualité sous formes de Lettre "Actualités Droits-Libertés", et de façon semestrielle un numéro de Revue comprenant notamment un dossier thématique et des articles sur sujet libre.

Law & Society Trust

The Law and Society Trust (LST) is a legal research and advocacy organisation founded in 1982 in Colombo, Sri Lanka by the late Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam. Our goals are the promotion of legal reforms for access to justice, justiciability of rights, and public accountability

The Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) is a national human rights-oriented civil society development and advocacy organization that was established in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone in 1988. It engages in advocacy and strengthens/enhances the capacity of civil society organizations to effectively engage women, men, children, communities, government and other actors for the transformation of society.

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