Land & Gender

land and gender

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and promote gender equity in access to land, laws, institutions, and customary practices that are gender discriminatory need to be addressed.

Ghana pushes for economic empowerment of women in cocoa industry

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

Ghana has made a strong case at the United Nations for the economic empowerment of women in the cocoa industry.

At an event on the sidelines of the on-going 61st Session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) at the UN Headquarters in New York, it became clear that gender inequalities limit economic productivity, efficiency and undermines the development agenda.

Despite murderous attacks, Tanzania's 'witches' fight for land

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

NYASHANA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Tanzanian widow Ruth Zacharia raised her right arm to protect her skull from a volley of machete blows, her three attackers sliced through her hand.

She fell to the floor; one leg slid into the kitchen fire.

"They said: 'We have been sent by our mother because you killed our father so that you could buy that land'," the 63-year-old recalled, fidgeting with her stiff, scarred right hand.

"I said: 'I am not a witch'... They started cutting me all over."

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8 mars : Félix Kabange Numbi reconnait l’importance de la femme dans la reforme foncière

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Date: 21 mars 2017

Source: Adiac

Par Aline Nzuzi

Les femmes du cabinet du ministre des Affaires foncières parrainées par le ministre de tutelle, Félix Kabange Numbi Mukwampa ont organisé une manifestation haute en couleur au chapiteau du collège Boboto dans la commune de la Gombe pour célébrer la Journée internationale de la femme (JIF) dont le thème national est la parité 50/50 d’ici 2030.

 

Seeking research and data consultant for TI's Africa Land and Corruption Programme

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Application Closing Date - 02 Apr 2017
Job Start Date - April 2017 to July 2017
Duration - 3 months
Location - Remote

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Ten Signs of an Impending Global Land Rights Revolution

By Chris Jochnick, President and CEO of Landesa

The development community has experienced various “revolutions” over the years – from microfinance to women’s rights, from the green revolution to sustainable development.  Each of these awakenings has improved our understanding of the challenges we face; each has transformed the development landscape, mostly for the better.

Marcos Fábio de Oliveira, técnico em agropecuária da Emater-RN, instrui agricultoras da Associação dos Produtores Rurais de Angico

Mulheres rurais recebem minicurso pela Emater-RN (Brasil)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As agricultoras familiares da Agrovila Angico, no município de Baraúna-RN, estão sendo capacitadas por meio do Projeto Sustentabilidade, Empoderamento e Alternativa de Renda, ação desenvolvida pela Empresa Brasileira de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural do Rio Grande do Norte (Emater-RN). O minicurso semanal, iniciado dia 16 de fevereiro, é dado para 25 mulheres até o dia 5 de abril. Nesta terça-feira (14) acontece o terceiro encontro.

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L'arbre de karité pousse à l'état sauvage dans de vastes parties de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Cet arbre aux exigences modestes se contente de peu d'eau et protège le sol contre l'érosion. Depuis toujours les femmes utilisent les amandes oléagineuses pour fabriquer de l'huile et du beurre utilisés pour la cuisson et à des fins cosmétiques. Elles vendent également les produits tirés de la noix de karité sur les marchés locaux.

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June 2010