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A Report on High Level Findings from Research on Women’s Participation in Forest Governance Bodies in Nimba, Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties

This report provides a set of clear, in-depth recommendations to the Liberia Land Authority on improving women’s participation in community-level land governance in the implementation of the Land Rights Act (LRA) passed in 2018. These recommendations are based on learnings from primary qualitative research conducted on forest governance structures at 4 case study sites in 3 counties of Liberia on the implementation of community forestry governance bodies.

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Gender Inequality in Inheritance Laws: The Case of Agricultural Land in India

In a framework of economy of individual property, inheritance is one of the most common ways to access and own land, property and resources. However, women’s rights to inherit land are often mediated by an overlapping web of legal, structural, socioeconomic, and cultural factors. This paper explores the legal complexities related to inheritance of agricultural land by women in India.

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Leveraging the SDGs to Improve Women’s Land Rights: Model Validation

Espaço Feminista, Landesa, and Land Alliance have partnered to disseminate and support a model developed by Espaço Feminista to strengthen women’s land rights through a women-led local process that brings together communities, local government, and civil society to design, implement and monitor land-related processes and policies. Includes steps, pillars, and replication tips for Espaço Feminista’s women-led local model.

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Using Innovative Research Methodologies to Uncover Nuance and Diversity: The results of household diaries in Odisha, India

Homestead land allocation and regularization programs are expected to yield a wide range of short, medium and long term outcomes. However examination of outcomes is often difficult and can be hindered by 1) the limitations of standard data collection methods and 2) our understanding of the complex relationships households have with not just their homestead plots, but with all the other land that they own and access, as well their reliance on activities not related to land.

In this paper we discuss a methodology called ‘household diaries’ and present our findings on the data collected using this tool. The method brings together quantitative and qualitative research collected in nine visits to households between November 2015 and November 2016.

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