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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.

Transforming the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment

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Gender issues are relegated to the periphery in current debates and approaches concerning the sustainable governance of oil palm in Indonesia. However, ongoing research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) points to the critical roles that women play as workers, smallholders and members of affected local communities. Gender inequities follow as oil palm expansion displaces local women from land on which they cultivate food crops.

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May 2016

International Women's Day - 7 women who refuse to wait for their rights

By Rachel Crome, Digital editor at Amnesty International

If there’s one thing we learned from January’s historic Women’s March, it’s that women are fed up of waiting. More than 3 million people – of all genders – marched worldwide for women’s rights, spurred on by US President Donald Trump’s misogynistic remarks and the growing backlash against women’s human rights around the world.

On International Women’s Day, Honoring Women Land and Human Rights Defenders

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Across the wide world, women are rising up to protect the Earth, one another, and the common good

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Les populations autochtones sont essentielles en vue de protéger la faune et les moyens d’existence ruraux

Date: 3 mars 2017

Source: Fao.org

Par Fao

Les communautés locales ont besoin d’aide afin d’atténuer les conflits opposant les populations à la faune.

Il est essentiel d'impliquer activement les populations autochtones et les communautés locales dans les efforts visant à conserver la faune afin de maintenir la biodiversité et d'assurer la durabilité des moyens d'existence ruraux, a annoncé aujourd'hui la FAO à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage.

New land rights are changing women’s world of work

Monday, March 6, 2017

By: Monique Barbut

Date: 6 March 2017

Source: IPS

International Women’s Day this year focuses on economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The vision is to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls by 2030. Girls’ aged three will become adults with a legal right to work in 2030. Together, with those aged up to 10, these girls are the prime target for gender equality by 2030.