This one-pager provides details on the LAND-at-scale project in Uganda. This project is implemented by the Global Land Tool Network, faciliated by UN-Habitat, and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2021Uganda
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2021Central America
Desde el asesinato de Berta Cáceres en 2016 hasta el 2021, al menos 21 defensoras de tierra y territorio han sido asesinadas en Mesoamérica. Otras 45 defensoras sufrieron intentos de asesinato. Entre 2016 y 2019, registramos un total de 7141 agresiones, 1 de cada 4 de estas fueron dirigidas a defensoras de tierra y territorio. Casi la mitad de las agresiones ocurrieron en Honduras. La mitad de las agresiones entre 2019 y 2020 fueron realizadas por agentes estatales; las empresas realizaron 3 de cada 10.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2020Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Northern America
El monocultivo de la Palma Aceitera ha crecido de manera exponencial en el estado de Chiapas, sobre todo en los últimos 20 años. En la actualidad, conforme datos oficiales, se estima que el 43.74% de palma aceitera sembrada en México, se encuentra en Chiapas. Esta situación, ha traído graves consecuencias para la vida de los pueblos y mujeres indígenas.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2021Rwanda
This one-pager provides details on the LAND-at-scale project in Rwanda. This project is implemented by Kadaster International and IDLO, and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2017Bhutan
International aid communities have recognized women’s participation in development and the improvement of women’s status in the developing countries as a key issue since the 1960s, and the concept of “Women in Development (WID)” has been emphasised as a development agenda in the 1970s. In the 1980s, with the newly proposed concept of “Gender and Development (GAD)”, an effort for “gender mainstreaming” has been regarded as an effective mean for firmly practicing the GAD approach in the international community.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2020Bhutan
Bhutan’s democracy consolidated further following the third elections to National Council and National Assembly in 2018. In the primary round of National Assembly elections, voters favored a newly established third party, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), followed by the opposition in the last parliament, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). The incumbent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) failed to advance to the general round.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2021Western 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.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationApril, 2021South Africa, Brazil, Philippines
The battle for land reform is a persistent and intensifying dimension of politics and social life in the Global South where people are struggling to escape the claws of colonialism and capitalism. Here, the violent history of being stripped of the land and forced to sell labor power has left a legacy of enormous destruction both to the land and to society. Various movements are rising up to resist this injustice by advocating for the transformation of the relationship that people have with the land.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2021Africa
For the past few decades, efforts to strengthen women’s land rights in many sub-Saharan African countries have primarily focused on a single approach: systematic registration through individual/joint certification or titling. While registration — individually or with a spouse — may support tenure security in specific contexts, the sheer complexity of land governance practices and tenure arrangements across the continent (both formal and customary) often render an emphasis on systematic titling inadequate.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2021Ethiopia
Land in Ethiopia is held by the state, who acts as a custodian for the Ethiopian people. Even though it is the state which controls land ownership, farmers and pastoralists are guaranteed a lifetime ‘holding’ right that provides rights to use the land, rent it out, donate, inherit and sharecrop it. Everything except sell and mortgage it. On paper and under existing formal laws, women have equal rights to men as far as use and control of and access to land is concerned.
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