land and gender

Land & 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.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and promote gender-equitable land tenure, discriminatory laws, institutions, and customary practices need to be addressed.

From large land acquisitions that displace communities without due compensation, to the encroachment of mining on indigenous lands, to the brunt of climate change and natural disasters, to everyday land and property deprivation by kin or state, women are typically more harshly impacted by land tenure insecurity due to discriminatory laws and lingering social bias.

For millions of rural women their nexus to the land – their lifeline, home, livelihood, and social security – often teeters on the strength of their relationship to their father, husband, brother or son. In many contexts, they lack direct, unmediated rights to the land. They face layers of discrimination in both the law and in practice, fueled by their gender, race, ethnicity, affiliation, orientation, age, or social status.  

Laws and social norms impose barriers to women’s right to own and access to land. In more than half the world, laws, and more often gender bias, and discriminatory social norms[1] entrench women’s unequal rights to access, use, inherit, transfer, control, benefit from, and own land discount their input into decisions about the fate of their land, and dismiss their compensation or redress claims when the land is taken by an investor, corporation, powerful local leader, the government, or even their kin.

Research affirms that secure land rights can be transformational[2] for women, their families, and communities. The Global Agenda for Sustainable Development[3] spotlights land as a critical driver, and regional efforts reflect growing political support for women’s land rights. Broad coalitions of NGOs and civil society rally around regional and global calls. The Deliver for Good campaign[4] spotlights women’s land rights as critical to a holistic gender-responsive implementation of the sustainable development agenda. A recently launched Africa Land Policy Initiative campaign calls for 30 percent of documented land in women’s name individually or jointly[5].

Women across the globe have formed collectives and networks and forged innovative approaches to secure land rights for communities, within communities and households. Women to Kilimanjaro mobilized women across Africa to climb up the continent’s highest peak to stand up for women’s right to land[6]. Indigenous women in Latin America and Asia – often at great personal risk – are leading movements for rights to their land and resources[7].

 

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    19 octobre 2017
    Afrique

    Date : 18 octobre 2017

    Source : Agence Ecofin

    ONU Femmes, l’entité des Nations Unies pour l’autonomisation des femmes et l’égalité des genres, a profité de la célébration de la Journée internationale de la femme rurale, ce 15 octobre 2017, pour rappeler les inégalités dont sont victimes les femmes dans l’accès aux terres agricoles, particulièrement dans les pays en développement.

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    18 juillet 2017
    Bénin

    Date: 18 juillet 2017

    Source: Benin Web TV

    Par: Ignace Sossou

    Au Bénin l’accès de la femme au foncier continue d’être un sujet tabou en raison des pesanteurs sociologiques consacrées par le droit coutumier. Dans le département du Zou, le phénomène s’observe avec acuité malgré la nouvelle législation du pays qui offre à la femme des garanties d’accès à la terre et à la propriété foncière.

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    Bénin

    Date : 17 septembre 2017

    Source : VOA

    Par : Ginette Fleure Adandé

    Au Bénin, malgré les nombreuses sensibilisations et l'existence de plusieurs lois sur le sujet, les femmes sont au cœur de bien de discriminations, notamment à accès au foncier. Sous le poids de la tradition, certaines femmes sont exclues de la succession lorsqu'on parle de foncier.

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    27 novembre 2017 to 30 novembre 2017

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    A Comissão Organizadora da IV Reunião Nordestina de Ciência do Solo já definiu a data do evento, que ocorrerá entre os dias 27 a 30/11/2017 na cidade de Teresina, PI. Segundo o Coordenador do evento, o Dr. Henrique Antunes de Souza, da Embrapa Meio-Norte, nos próximos dias será disponibilizado o site do evento contendo informações sobre programação, preço das inscrições, modelo de resumo, normas de submissão, etc. A seguir são apresentados os membros que compõem a Comissão Organizadora da IV RNCS:

     

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    O Comitê Executivo da Rede Brasileira de Pesquisa em Soberania e Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional tem a satisfação de confirmar a realização do III Encontro Nacional de Pesquisa em SSAN nos dias 08, 09 e 10 de Novembro de 2017, na cidade de Curitiba (PR), em local ainda a ser escolhido entre as opções existentes.

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    Reports & Research
    décembre 2017
    Colombie

    Las colombianas fueron víctimas de la guerra, y han sido una parte crucial del proceso de paz posterior. 'Mujeres al frente', libro y documental, les pone voz y rostro.

    Institutional & promotional materials
    décembre 2017
    Colombie

    A partir de las solicitudes de Apoyos de Respuestas Rápidas (ARRs) el FAU-AL creó la Iniciativa Colaborativa: Mujeres, Territorios y Medio Ambiente con el objetivo de dar respuesta a las necesidades de las defensoras de derechos de la Madre Tierra y a las organizaciones ambientalistas.

    Institutional & promotional materials
    décembre 2017
    Bolivie

    La Plataforma de Beijing, aprobada en la Cuarta Conferencia Mundial sobre la Mujer (1995), señala el deber de los gobiernos de emprender reformas administrativas y legislativas para dar a la mujer acceso pleno y equitativo a los recursos económicos, incluido el derecho a la herencia y la posesión de tierras, el acceso a créditos, recursos y tecnologías. Adicionalmente, existen varios tratados y leyes internacionales y nacionales que abordan la necesidad de garantizar estos derechos para promover el desarrollo y garantizar la igualdad.

    Reports & Research
    décembre 2017
    Mexique

    A nivel mundial, ocho hombres poseen la misma riqueza que la mitad más pobre del planeta. En México, cuatro millonarios(as) tienen tanta riqueza como el 50% más pobre de la población.

    Reports & Research
    décembre 2017
    Argentine
    Bolivie
    Colombie
    Pérou
    Paraguay

    A nivel mundial, en los últimos años se lograron avances importantes en relación a la igualdad de género en el marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM). Sin embargo, las mujeres y las niñas siguen sufriendo discriminación y violencia en todos los lugares del mundo. Por ello, para alcanzar un mundo sostenible e igualitario es necesario cerrar las brechas de género.