Describes how community-level dialogues uprooted harmful gender norms that hinder women’s rights to land. Showed that shifting harmful gender norms at the community level is crucial in supporting women to access land rights. Customary leaders like indunas and village headpersons are a key entry point for that shift. Change can be slow. But spaces for dialogue;critical reflection and support for action-planning enabled the indunas to not only change their own beliefs;but also begin to see their role and their communities in a different light.
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Library ResourceSeptember, 2021Uganda
Library ResourceOctober, 2021Uganda
Gives details of how villagers in Chilonga in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province are being kicked off their land;paving the way for growing lucerne grass as stockfeed. Cites some individual case histories;government support to the giant dairy company Dendairy and attempts to resist the evictions.
Library ResourceJune, 2020Cameroon
Thousands of families are being evicted from their farms to make way for foreign-owned farms in Kiryandongo;western Uganda. Three multinational companies – Agilis Partners;Kiryandongo Sugar Limited and Great Season SMC Limited – are involved in grabbing land;violently evicting people from their homes and causing untold humiliation and grief to thousands of farming families residing in Kiryandongo district.
Library ResourceApril, 2021
Explores what the Prindex 2020 dataset tells us about land rights in sub-Saharan Africa. One in four people in Africa live with the fear of being evicted day-to-day: one of the highest rates in the world. Across 34 countries surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa;a staggering 121 million people said they felt insecure. Compared to other regions of the world;people in sub-Saharan Africa place far less weight on legal documentation when considering how secure they feel in their rights.
Library ResourceMay, 2021
Outlines how state and civil society-led legal empowerment initiatives can help secure land and resource rights;strengthen governance;improve access to legal systems and increase citizen participation in decision making.
Library ResourceAugust, 2018Malawi
Examines the political economy of agricultural commercialisation in Malawi over the past three decades;which has been influenced to a very large extent by the changing configurations of political elites and their underlying interests;incentives and motivations;including using the agricultural sector as a source of political patronage;fraud and corruption.
Library ResourceFebruary, 2019Uganda
The certificate of customary ownership (CCO) is a land tenure reform implemented in customary tenure areas of Uganda;including Nwoya district in the north. Proponents of CCOs contend that they enhance tenure security for women and men;while critics argue that they fall short of expectations;disenfranchise;and at times extinguish rights to land. The objective of this analysis is to assess changes in tenure security that are attributable to CCOs by focusing on the completeness of the bundle of rights using the Conceptual Framework on Women’s Land Tenure Security.
Library ResourceOctober, 2019
Covers rights violations in Liberia – responsibility in Switzerland; rubber and Socfin in Switzerland; evictions for plantation expansions; access to food and water; violence on the plantations; limited opportunities for jobs and schooling; conclusions; bibliography.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2017Ethiopia
This summary of LIFTs Strategy to Effectively Engage Women and Vulnerable Groups During SLLC assesses the engagement of women and vulnerable groups (VGs) during the second level land certification (SLLC) PROCESS and how best to involve women and VGs to ensure their involvement and tenure security..This resource was published in the frame of the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2019Ethiopia
This summary assesses the gaps in the provision;understanding and implementation of laws/articles and their impact on women and VGs with respect to land use rights and provides a strategy to overcome these legal constraints that affect women and VGs land rights security..This resource was published in the frame of the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. For more information;please check: https://landportal.org/community/projects/land-investment-transformation...
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