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Implementing progressive laws can accelerate securing women’s land rights in Francophone Africa

Modern land reforms remain indispensable to tackle gender inequality in areas where customary discriminatory practices are dominant. Landesa intern Joy Imbuye examines positive practices and challenges in advancing women’s land rights in select countries in Francophone Africa.

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September 20, 2021

India’s tribal women left behind in progress toward gender equality

A discriminatory land governance system coupled with gendered social norms result in violence and oppression of women in Jharkhand, India.

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September 08, 2021

Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples & Rural Communities Can Activate Critical Change Agents in the Fight Against Climate Change

Although Indigenous and rural communities are vital to the fight against climate change, in many countries these populations struggle to obtain formal rights over their land. Securing land rights for rightful landholders addresses poverty and climate change together.

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June 29, 2021

The Road to Resilience in a Post-COVID World: Stronger Land Rights for Women

Gender-responsive land tenure and property rights interventions can be an important catalyst in bringing the kind of revolutionary change necessary to correct the existing bias against women and girls, and forge more resilient societies in a post-pandemic world.

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June 18, 2021

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