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Mokoro WOLTS Project

Women's Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) Project Update on IWD 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mokoro is pleased to share news of the successful completion of fieldwork in the fourth of six phases of our WOLTS pilot study in both Mongolia and Tanzania. WOLTS is a major multi-country strategic action-oriented research project in support of the land rights of women and vulnerable groups. The WOLTS team is well underway with preparing two major reports of our country research findings, to be launched, respectively, in May and June this year.

UN agencies in Rome step up on gender equality to end hunger and poverty

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Empowerment of rural women is fundamental for achieving 2030 Agenda

FAO/IFAD/WFP Joint News Release

8 March 2017, Rome - Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women's Day  by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.

How women farmers are battling climate change in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Chengetai Zonke lost much of her maize crop to drought last year. When it came to planting again, she decided to reduce her stake in what has become a recurrent climate change gamble.

At her homestead in Chiware, in Zimbabwe’s northeastern Manicaland Province, the 52-year-old farmer explained why. “I’ve abandoned tilling the bigger fields to avoid the risk of putting more land under crops that may fail due to lack of rain or too much rain,” she told IRIN. “Replanting costs money, which is scarce.”

Six Southeast Asian women recognized for advocating for human rights

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As the world marks International Women's Day on Wednesday, six women from different countries in Southeast Asia received recognition from advocacy group Amnesty International for their "heroism" in standing up for human rights despite the criminalization and violence they have faced.

The group recognizes the six women, who have long fought against injustice in each respective country, as figures that "inspire many in the region and whose contributions to society should be commended; not condemned".

Seeking consultant to conduct mid-term review of TI's Women, Land and Corruption in Africa Project

Monday, March 6, 2017

Application Closing Date - 12 Mar 2017

Job Start Date - 05 Apr, 2017

Duration - 5 April to 27 April 2017

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.