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gender equity

Fairness of treatment for women and men according to their respective needs. A gender equity goal often requires measures to rectify the imbalances between the sexes, in particular to compensate for the historical and social disadvantages of women. Equity can be understood as the means, where equality is the end. Equity leads to equality.

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1 April 2022
Authors: 
Mrs. Patricia Maria Queiroz Chaves
Brazil

Can we transform our cities by addressing the gender insecurity and inadequacy women face? In the northeast state of Pernambuco in Brazil, Espaço Feminista reflects on lessons learned from fighting for women’s land rights by achieving land regularisation in informal settlements.

 

The Brazilian Housing Deficit is a Gender Deficit

Why does land inequality in Brazil impact women in particular?

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12 April 2022
Nepal

The Land Portal published a new country portfolio for Nepal as part of our Country Insights initiative.  The initiative seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find to manage land tenure issues. 

Nepal is a small landlocked country situated between India and China. It comprises three main geographical areas, namely lowland plains bordering India, foothills, and then the high Himalayan mountains bordering China. The total land area is 147,516km2.

20 March 2022
Global

The recently updated portfolio on Land & Gender provides an overview of the key challenges for women to access land, as well as the status of global policies and practices that aim to promote more equal opportunities to tenure security for women. The portfolio also provides quick access to a curated selection of news, blogs, datasets, publications and other resources on land & women. 

Digitization Land Records
16 March 2022
Authors: 
Clinton Omusula
Paul Wanjama
Kenya

In April 2021, Kenya, through the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning (MoLPP) and the National Land Commission (NLC) achieved an unprecedented milestone in land management and administration by launching the National Land Information Management System (NLIMS) dubbed Ardhisasa.

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.’

Mozambique
8 March 2022
Authors: 
Sarah Lowery
Corinne Hart
Malawi
Mozambique
Zambia
Liberia
India
Global

In many countries men control who gets to use, own, and make decisions about land.

“We used to stay in a corner, quiet. If someone came to take our land or exploit our forests, we did not have the courage to try to stop them.” These words from a woman in Mecoburi, Mozambique reflect how women across the world often feel powerless to defend their rights to land and natural resources. For rural communities, land means everything, from the ability to produce crops for food and income to leveraging financial assets.

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8 March 2022
Global

As observed in many countries, women’s access to land in Burundi is hampered by  customary practices. ZOA, VNG and MiPAREC are scaling up a gender-sensitive approach to strengthening women’s rights to land. Experiences from the past prove that sensitization and awareness raising are for a meaningful and successful outcome for women. But there are also many challenges and pitfalls when it comes to working on a topic as women’s land rights.

women land rights campaign chad
8 March 2022
Chad

« Je prie Dieu qu’il ait partage et communion entre nous les femmes, que nous parlions d’une seule voix, pour se faire entendre par les autorités, qu’ils nous écoutent et nous soutiennent dans nos initiatives, à vaincre la faim et avoir abondement à manger’ Marthe Ladem, productrice rurale Logone orientale ( voir histoire de vie ‘Avec la femme rurale pour un Tchad sans faim 

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8 March 2022
Authors: 
Maaike van den Berg
Lisette Meij
Global

Land has profound meaning to all people. It represents ‘home’ and cultural values, political power and participation in decision making processes; it can provide services for living such as food production and clean water and shelter and it can be used as an economic asset for income generation, as collateral for credit and as a means of holding savings for the future. Though women contribute to almost half of the world’s agricultural production, a mere 15% of these women have legal rights to the land that they work on.

WOLTS Gender Guidelines - Mokoro, PCC and ALAMGAC Land Use Planning Collaboration
8 March 2022
Authors: 
Narangerel Yansanjav
Asia
Mongolia

“It will be fun to develop land-use planning, if we do it together.” This was a comment from one of the local land managers during 30 online workshops run by PCC to introduce new Gender Guidelines for local land management in Mongolia.

kenya land erosion climate change
1 March 2022
Authors: 
Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Anne Larson
Global

Secure tenure and effective governance are central to the future of natural resources and agriculture. Although important on their own, tenure and governance are also embedded in the solutions to key global challenges: climate change; environmental management; poverty; gender equity and women’s empowerment; and nutrition and health.

Blogs

Events

Discussions

Organizations

Established in 1988, the African Economic Research Consortium is a capacity building institution to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa. The launch of AERC goes back to the late 1980s, when a small group of Africanists and African scholars began to recognize the disconnect between economic policy making and economic research in sub-Saharan Africa. Available research results, applied to other economies, did not always seem appropriate to the African context. And where such results were available, they were too often not put to use. 

Afghanistan Women Council

Afghanistan Women Council (AWC) is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-sectarian Charity Organization founded in 1986 by the efforts of Ms. Fatana Ishaq Gailani and a group of Afghan women with an aim to assist Afghan women and children. The predominant objective of the organization is to enlighten women, improve their living conditions and strengthen their socio-economic status in society by their multi-lateral involvement in development activities. AWC is registered with the Government of Pakistan and Afghanistan as a charity NGO.

Afghanistan’s Women’s Network

After the United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, where a group of women from various organizations and agencies of the United Nation participated; the theory to form a network for the Afghan women's cooperation and integration developed. With inspire from women's movement in different part of the world; finally, in 1995 participants (women) of the conference decided to establish Afghan Women Network (AWN).

Asian Women

Asian Women is the official journal of the Research Institute of Asian
Women. The journal is published in March, June, September, and
December each year.
Asian Womenis supported by Sookmyung Women's University and the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOE).

BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights (BAOBAB) is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental women’s human rights organisation, which focuses on women’s legal rights issues under the three systems of law – customary, statutory and religious laws – in Nigeria. The organisation operates from a national office in Lagos, with outreach teams in 14 states across Nigeria.

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.

Development Workshop was founded in 1973 and has been a promoter of urban and civic rights for more than four decades. DW is an active member of the African platform of the GPR2C. We have worked with international and African partners during the last 4 or 5 years as advocates for the right to the city in many local, national and international forums. We were instrumental in getting the Angolan Government to support the inclusion of the right to the city in the New Urban Agenda.

Mission

Every Woman Treaty

VISION



We envision a world where every woman and girl everywhere can realize her human right to a life free from violence.

MISSION



In the face of the global culture of impunity on violence against women, the Every Woman Treaty mainstreams the right to a life free from violence for every woman and girl, everywhere. We work to eliminate this violence worldwide by mobilizing a global movement and advancing a treaty to prevent violence against women and girls.

VALUES

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A Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas foi fundada em 25 de janeiro de 1934 com o nome de Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras (FFCL). Idealizada como o polo central da Universidade de São Paulo (USP), destinava-se à formação de pesquisadores em diversas áreas do conhecimento, abrangendo as áreas de ciências exatas, humanas e biológicas. 

Ford Foundation

We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives. 

FWLD

Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) is an autonomous, non-profit, non-governmental organization established on May 29, 1995 for the protection, promotion and enjoyment of women’s rights, children’s rights, minorities’ rights and the rights of marginalized groups.

VISION

Forum for Women, Law and Development envisions a world where human rights are fully realized where social injustice and discrimination are eradicated, and where equality prevails.

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