Legal empowerment in practice: Using legal tools to secure land rights in Africa

[adapted from IIED report] This report captures the highlights of the international lesson-sharing workshop “Legal empowerment for securing land rights”, which took place in Accra,

Women’s equal rights to housing, land and property in international law

[via UN-HABITAT] Women’s equal rights to adequate housing, land and property are well elaborated under international human rights law but are often elusive in practice.

UNDP Land Policy Briefs call for more research to address knowledge gaps on gender relations in land practices

[via UNDP, 2008] These 4 Policy Briefs from UNDP show how increasing knowledge about gender relations and empowerment has highlighted the importance of access to and control over land withi

Gender responsiveness of selected projects in the GLTN land tool inventory: Identifying how women’s needs are addressed

[via UN-HABITAT] GLTN considers gender as a critical cross-cutting theme in the work on promoting pro-poor, large-scale land tools (for more information on GLTN see

'Improving Gender Equality and Grassroots Participation through Good Land Governance' training package

[via UN-HABITAT] This training package provides an introduction to the important, complex, and sometimes daunting theme of improving land governance as a means to enhance gender

GLTN gender evaluation criteria for large-scale land tools

[via UN-HABITAT] How can we judge if a land tool is responsive to both women and men’s needs?

Book 'Gender and Agrarian Reforms' highlights the gendered impacts of global agrarian reform

Through case studies from Asia, Africa, eastern Europe and Latin America, this book by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Susie Jacobs presents an overview of global gender and agrarian r


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