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].

 

Indicators

This indicator was a sub-component of the Discriminatory Family Code Index in the Gender Institutions and Development Database in the 2009 edition.

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Distribution of agricultural holders by sex (female - Share %) according to the FAO Land and Gender Database.

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Distribution of agricultural land area owned by sex (female - share%) according to the FAO Land and Gender Database.

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Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specif

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Formal recognition of women's right measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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This indicator is taken from the OECD the Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB). It is and index ranging from 0 to 1.

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This indicator is a sub-component of the Restricted Resources and Entitlements Indicator and measures whether women and men have equal and secure access to land use, control and ownership.

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The SIGI is built on 12 innovative indicators on social institutions, which are grouped into 5 categories / subindexes: Family Code, Physical Integrity, Son Preference, Civil Liberties and Ownershi

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The SIGI is built on 12 innovative indicators on social institutions, which are grouped into 5 categories / subindexes: Family Code, Physical Integrity, Son Preference, Civil Liberties and Ownershi

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This indicator is a sub-component of the Restricted Resources and Entitlements Indicator and measures whether women and men have equal and secure access to land use, control and ownership.

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Media

Latest News

29 Setembro 2017
Cabo Verde

Autor: LUSA

Fonte:https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/populacao-agricola-em-cabo-verde-diminui...

 

O número de agricultores diminuiu quase 18% em Cabo Verde em 11 anos, onde atualmente um em cada três pessoas dedica-se à prática da agricultura, revelou um estudo apresentado hoje na cidade da Praia.

Moçambique desceu três lugares no 'ranking' mundial de competitividade ALAA BADARNEH/EPA
29 Setembro 2017
Moçambique

Autor: Lusa

Fonte: http://observador.pt/2017/09/28/patroes-defendem-setor-primario-para-moc...

 

A Confederação das Associações Económicas de Moçambique defendeu a valorização de produtos primários, ligados à agricultura.

 

LUSA/LUSA
22 Agosto 2017
Cabo Verde

Autor:Jornal Observador

Fonte:http://observador.pt/2017/08/21/cabo-verde-lanca-projeto-sobre-mudancas-...

 

O Governo cabo-verdiano lançou um projeto para adaptação da agricultura familiar às mudanças climáticas que beneficiará mais de seis mil pessoas durante quatro anos.

 

Durante a manhã desta segunda-feira a prefeita participou do plantio de mudas de mandioca em propriedade da aldeia
12 Julho 2017
Brasil

Evento marcou, oficialmente, a entrega de insumos que permitirão aos índios das comunidades o preparo da terra, o plantio e a colheita de produtos para a subsistência

Latest Blogs

Reforço da diversificação nacional deve ter bases competitivas  Fotografia: Dombele Bernardo|Edições Novembro
Angola

Autor:  César André, Jornal de Angola

Fontehttp://jornaldeangola.sapo.ao/reportagem/agricultura_e_prioridade

Moçambique

Autor: Laque Francisco, FDC Moçambique

Fonte: http://www.fdc.org.mz/desnutricao-na-africa-austral-juntos-na-producao-de-dietas-alimentares-saudaveis/

Apesar do rápido e importante progresso realizado em toda a África nas últimas décadas, persistem ainda desafios significativos relacionados com o acesso a alimentos e a dieta alimentar, como a morte prematura, o baixo desenvolvimento das crianças e as doenças.

Brasil
Brasil

Autor: Marina dos Santos, Dirigente Nacional do MST

Fonte: http://racismoambiental.net.br/2017/06/12/trabalhadores-e-povos-do-campo-sob-ataque/

Os casos aparentemente sem ligação encontram uma conexão, entretanto, com o contexto político de recrudescimento do conservadorismo e da ascensão das forças golpistas

 

Latest Events

30 Novembro 2017 to 1 Dezembro 2017

Localização

Abuja
Nigéria
NG
África

Women account for 60–80 per cent of smallholder farmers and comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector. Inequalities between women and men in access to land, productive resources, income-generating activities and public consultation spaces seriously undermine women’s capacity to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

27 Novembro 2017 to 30 Novembro 2017

Localização

Teresina, Piauí, Brasil, 64000-000
Piauí
Brasil
BR
Brasil

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:

 

Coordenador

2 Novembro 2017
Global

Ahead of the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, the Donor Platform is pleased to invite you to a webinar to learn and discuss about a recent Oxfam report on finance to women farmers. The report looks at whether and to what extent women are obtaining adequate support for farming and adapting to climate change. Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.

23 Agosto 2017 to 25 Agosto 2017

Localização

Curitiba, Brasil Curitiba
Brasil
BR
América Latina e Caribe
Brasil
Portugal
Espanha

Nos dias 23,24 e 25 de agosto do presente ano, levar-se-á a cabo o TERCEIRO CONGRESSO IBEROAMERICANO DE SOLO URBANO na cidade de Curitiba, Brasil, com o tema “O solo na nova agenda urbana”, organizado de maneira conjunta pelo Colégio Mexiquence AC, a Universidade Federal do Paraná, a Universidade Pontifícia Católica do Paraná e a Universidade Positivo.

Debates

Closed
24 Abril 2017 to 12 Maio 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Moçambique
Angola
São Tomé e Príncipe
Cabo Verde
Guiné-Bissau
Brasil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP

 

Closed
6 Março 2017 to 27 Março 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Angola
Brasil
Cabo Verde
CPLP
Guiné Equatorial
Guiné-Bissau
Moçambique
Portugal

Os países da CPLP (Brasil, Angola, Moçambique, Cabo Verde, Guiné Bissau, Guiné Equatorial, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe e Timor Leste) enfrentam sérios e distintos desafios no que respeita o acesso, a posse e a governança da terra. Para além das acentuadas desigualdades sociais, culturais e económicas, o acesso e o controlo sobre a terra e outros recursos naturais por parte dos pequenos produtores estão ainda muito condicionados na maioria destes países.

Organizations

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Reports & Research
Dezembro 2017
Colômbia

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
Dezembro 2017
Colômbia

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
Dezembro 2017
Bolívia

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
Dezembro 2017
México

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
Dezembro 2017
Argentina
Bolívia
Colômbia
Peru
Paraguai

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.