Beth Roberts explores why land is central to the themes of Rural Women’s Day (Oct. 15), World Food Day (Oct. 16) and the Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct. 17), along with an update on recent activities under the Stand For Her Land campaign.
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.
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.
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.
Godfrey Massay highlights some of the international, regional, and national commitments that seek to improve women’s participation in land governing bodies in Tanzania.
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.