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Brazil’s Women Leaders Meet to Discuss: The Intersection of Interests for Women’s Land Rights

Scores of women leaders from across Brazil, including indigenous and Afro-Brazilian, rural and urban, from government and civil society, gathered in Recife, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco last week to call for concrete indicators focused on women’s economic empowerment to be among the measures of progress toward the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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August 12, 2015

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. It took 132 years for women in the United States to access this very basic right to vote promised in the U.S. Constitution. Though the constitutional right to vote was gender neutral, conservative authorities interpreted it to mean only free (read white) male adult property owners should be entrusted with a vote.

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August 04, 2015

Accounting for land rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda

As U.N. member countries continue discussions regarding new sustainable development goals, targets and […]

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February 11, 2015

The True Measure of Land’s Value

This post originally appeared on NextBillion. By Sabita Parida  As a trained agriculturist, I […]

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February 05, 2015

Securing Land Rights Must be Key in UN Development Talks

This post was originally published by the Financial Times’ This is Africa Online. […]

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January 29, 2015