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    Webinar Report | Country Insights Initiative

    Reports & Research
    March, 2021
    Western Africa

    This is the report of a webinar held by Land Portal on 24th March 2021.


    In much of West Africa, women are considered breadwinners responsible to provide food for the family. However, women do not only own less land but also face manifold obstacles in accessing land through transfers, inheritance, or lease. The tenure security of this group has been threatened by large-scale land deals, state appropriation in the name of the public interest, and the often-discriminating practices of customary tenure systems.

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    Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    April, 2021
    Northern Africa, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

    It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account broader notions such as economic prosperity and social justice, especially in the context of competing claims to land use and title, still presents significant challenges. The difficulties are compounded by the fragmented nature of information resources about land.

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    Datasets
    December, 2019
    Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Global

    This table provides a listing of official documents required for the legal recognition of land tenure rights and land transactions. The data base covers 68 countries in the world, including most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This data base was prepared for national statistical organizations, research institutes and others undertaking population surveys on land tenure. It will enable them to prepare questionnaires and facilitate the coding of land documents reported by respondents.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2018
    Brazil

    O Assentamento Dois Riachões é composto por 38 famílias, com cerca de 170 pessoas e está situada no município de Ibirapitanga-BA no território Baixo Sul da Bahia no Bioma Mata Atlântica a 380 km da capital - Salvador. A Comunidade está organizada em associação, composta por uma coordenação colegiada, representantes da executiva (presidente, secretário e tesoureiro) e setores de produção (gênero, e

  5. Library Resource
    December, 2018
    Global

    ABSTRACTED FROM LA VIA CAMPESINA PRESS RELEASE: The UN Declaration aims to better protect the rights of all rural populations including peasants, fisherfolks, nomads, agricultural workers and indigenous peoples and to improve living conditions, as well as to strengthen food sovereignty, the fight against climate change and the conservation of biodiversity. The endorsement of the UN Declaration also constitutes an important contribution to the international community’s effort to promote family farming and peasant agriculture.

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    Attacks and criminalization of Indigenous Peoples defending their lands and rights

    Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Reports & Research
    August, 2018
    Global

    The Secretariat has the honour to present to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, prepared pursuant to Council resolution 33/12. In the report the Special Rapporteur briefly refers to the activities undertaken since the submission of her last report, provides a thematic study on attacks against and the criminalization of indigenous human rights defenders and reflects on available prevention and protection measures. She concludes with recommendations on how various stakeholders can prevent violations and improve protection.

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    Legislation & Policies
    December, 1996
    India

    The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 or PESA  is a law enacted by the Government of India for ensuring self governance through traditional Gram Sabhas for people living in the Scheduled Areas of India. Scheduled Areas are areas identified by the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2003
    India

    This document is the culmination of a year-long exercise of a community-led process for ground truthing the violations of environmental conditions laid out in the Coastal Regulation Zone approval for a large infrastructure, coal handling and port facility in the Mundra region of Kutch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It presents compelling data on the nature of the violations, many of which were anticipated when local community members objected to the Waterfront Development Project (WFDP) of the Adani group in the region.

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    Legislation & Policies
    June, 2005
    India

    A special economic zone (SEZ) is an area in which business and trade laws are different from rest of the country. SEZs are located within a country's national borders, and their aims include: increased trade, increased investment, job creation and effective administration. To encourage businesses to set up in the zone, financial policies are introduced.

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