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Securing Women’s Land Rights: Challenges and Solutions

Secure land tenure is key to eradicating poverty, increasing agricultural investment and ensuring food security, and is an essential element of climate action and climate resilience. Yet women have far weaker rights to land than men.

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May 22, 2021

“Land rights are the foundation that enables the realization of all the other Sustainable Development Goals”

Iniciativa Tierra y ODS (Land and SDG Initiative) spoke with Diana Fletschner about the land-related SDG commitments, what has been accomplished thus far, and what must be done in order to achieve them by 2030.

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May 13, 2021

How to prioritize women’s rights in renewable energy push

The rapid and crucial shift from fossil fuels to renewables has witnessed a familiar trend: Women — especially rural and indigenous women — are severely marginalized in decisions about land use.

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April 29, 2021

Women’s participation in land decision-making bodies in Tanzania: An overview

Godfrey Massay highlights some of the international, regional, and national commitments that seek to improve women’s participation in land governing bodies in Tanzania.

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March 25, 2021

Why are tribal women in India still robbed of their land rights?

In Jharkhand, eastern India, women are not entitled to own land and accusations of witchcraft are wielded against them to silence their claims to land.

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March 08, 2021