This report is the result of the co-operation of seventeen partners from four continents—all of them engaged in activities to improve the livelihoods of mobile livestock keepers. The organizing question of this collaboration was, how do mobile livestock keepers—i.e. pastoralists—succeed to organize themselves and to defend and secure their land rights.
When we look at access to land and security of tenure, we talk about formal ‘ownership titles’, ‘informal written contracts’ and oral agreements between various parties. The rights and rights holders concerned are not usually specified something that often leads to misunderstandings and even conflict. This paper aims to help fill this gap by proposing a clear, simple method for characterising rights to land and natural resources and holders of land rights that can easily be applied in different cultures and legal systems all over the world.
[By Pamela Caro - Coordinated by Alejandra Scampini] The Feminist Perspectives Towards Transforming Economic Power series shares information, experiences from the ground, and testimonies from diverse groups of women. It provides analysis and builds knowledge on alternative visions and practices of development, with a vision of transformation.
The 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development finds that women's lives around the world have improved dramatically, but gaps remain in many areas. The authors use a conceptual framework to examine progress to date, and then recommend policy actions.
One of the key messages of the report is that:
These two important documents include obligations related to women's housing and inheritance rights. Under the Habitat Agenda, States commit themselves also to:
"Provid[e] legal security of tenure and equal access to land to all people, including women and those living in poverty; and undertaking legislative and administrative reforms to give women full and equal access to economic resources, including the right to inheritance and to ownership of land and other property, credit, natural resources and appropriate technologies" (Sec. 40b)