The True Measure of Land’s Value

This post originally appeared on NextBillion. By Sabita Parida  As a trained agriculturist, I have always measured the worth of land in a very scientific manner. I consider the climate, water resources and soil. Weighing this all in my mind’s eye, …
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Securing Land Rights Must be Key in UN Development Talks

This post was originally published by the Financial Times’ This is Africa Online. In the week of 20 January, UN member states will begin the next phase of critically important negotiations on a new global framework for sustainable development to …
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Cost-Effective Methods for Strengthening Land Rights in Africa

This post originally appeared on focusonland.com and allafrica.com. A growing population, changing weather patterns, and increased global demand for farmland affect the lives of people throughout Africa and make the security of their land rights more important than ever. The governments …
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The coming African miracle

This post originally appeared on the Devex blog on December 19, 2014 Can the Asian economic miracle be replicated in Africa? This question has been brought to the fore by the remarkable recent book “How Asia Works” by Joe Studwell, …
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Women Help Girls in India with Land Rights Education

Swapna Dey has dozens of daughters. They come to see her every Sunday afternoon. “The girls share everything with me,” Dey said, an energetic and petite middle-aged woman with an infectious smile. “Especially, they share the problems they face. I am …
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Depriving women farmers of land rights will set back China

This article was first published by the South China Morning Post on November 3, 2014. China is launching what is perhaps the most ambitious land registration system in history, seeking to document and protect property rights to more than one …
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10 ways donors can support African governments on rural land rights

This blog was originally published by Devex.com on November 18 as part of their ongoing Land Matters series. News of soaring demand for land in Africa and the strain this places on rural men and women is not new. Nor is it …
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How land rights for women could help fight climate change

This editorial originally appeared in the Global Post on November 18.  Climate change is not gender-neutral. Women in the developing world are often responsible for household food security, agricultural work, and water and fuel harvesting, which are all impacted by …
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How information empowers girls against child marriage

By Amit Kumar Ghosh, Landesa District Project Coordinator This post originally appeared on GirlsNotBrides.org on Wednesday 12th Nov 2014. More than 40,000 girls are taking part in an innovating project to curb child marriage in West Bengal, India The program teaches girls …
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On Women’s Equality Day, Why Agitating for Gender Equity Still Matters

Ninety-five years ago today women in the United States gained access to the ballot box, thanks to the passage of the 19th amendment. This fundamental right of any democracy was no easy fight for the suffragists of the 19th century.  …
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Making the Sustainable Development Goals a Reality for Women in Tanzania

This blog was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation Women’s rights advocates from Tanzania’s civil society and the government sector met in Dar es Salaam last week to explore how the soon to be adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can …
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Why Women Deserve to Be Counted

This blog post originally appeared on Devex. In his July 26 speech to a packed Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi, Kenya, U.S. President Barack Obama told his audience that “any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its …
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