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How China’s landmark law changes help protect farmland and farmers’ rights

Rapid urbanisation has put farmers’ land increasingly in the crosshairs of developers. Two recent changes to Chinese land laws seek to address land expropriation, and represent a milestone in protecting farmers from unjust practices.

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October 20, 2021

The Foundation for Women’s Empowerment, Global Food Security and the Eradication of Poverty Is Beneath Our Feet

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.

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October 14, 2021

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