It is likely that rural women will disproportionately bear the socio-economic hardships from COVID-19. Restrictions on the movement of people and goods are disrupting agricultural value chains and food systems. Women have weaker land tenure security and less access to productive resources than men. As markets close and cross-border trade declines;women suffer from not being able to sell their produce;and from lacking access to inputs needed for the next planting season. Lockdowns result in increased domestic and care work for women. This report suggests five important tactics: ensure women’s access to information and participation in data collection; ensure female farmersaccess to markets and agricultural resources; build rural women’s resilience to future shocks; expand rural women’s access to social assistance; adopt measures to prevent domestic violence. Women’s rights and empowerment must be a key element of the pandemic response.
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The Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development.
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Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.