legal empowerment

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The strengthening of the capacity of people to exercise their rights.

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access to justice
Mulheres representam 20% da mão de obra do setor agrícola na América Latina e Caribe. Foto: Banco Mundial/Romel Simon

Pobreza e obesidade afetam mais mulheres do que homens na América Latina e Caribe

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Na América Latina e no Caribe, 26,8% das mulheres são consideradas obesas. Entre os homens, a taxa cai para 18,5%. Para a Organização das Nações para a Alimentação e a Agricultura (FAO), a diferença é outra faceta da desigualdade de gênero na região. Segundo a agência da ONU, que divulgou os dados na véspera do Dia Internacional das Mulheres, os índices de sobrepeso são sintoma da pobreza e da falta de acesso a serviços integrais de saúde e a educação nutricional.

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
Cartilha do Programa Terra Legal

Oficina do Terra Legal e a Regularização Fundiária (Brasil)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Na última quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro, ocorreu em Cuiabá, a abertura Oficina de Planejamento do Programa Terra Legal. O evento visou a potencialização da regularização e destinação de terras públicas federais na Amazônia legal para 2017. Durando até o dia 17 de fevereiro, o evento, ainda contou com a participação do Professor Bastiaan Reydon, do Grupo de Governança de Terras. O professor abriu o evento, ressaltando a importância do Programa Terra Legal, além da Governança de Terras como um todo.

Public participation in community forest policy in Thailand: The influence of academics as brokers

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This article focuses on the role of environmental movements that have an influence on state policies regarding community forestry in Thailand. It analyses how conflicts between the state and local people over the right to manage forest resources have ceased to be seen as isolated incidents, but as part of a structural shortcoming in Thai law.

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December 2005

USAID Country Profile: Property Rights and Resource Governance - Lao PDR

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OVERVIEW: The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is a landlocked country situated in Southeast Asia, bordering Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Myanmar. Despite a recent increase in the rate of urbanization and a relatively small amount of arable land per capita, most people in Lao PDR live in rural areas and work in an agriculture sector dominated by subsistence farming. Lao PDR’s economy relies heavily on its natural resources, with over half the country’s wealth produced by agricultural land, forests, water and hydropower and mineral resources.

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December 2011

USAID Country Profile: Property Rights and Resource Governance - Thailand

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OVERVIEW: Thailand is facing the challenges of a transition from lower- to upper-middle-income status. After decades of very rapid growth followed by more modest 5–6% growth after the Asian financial crisis of 1997–98, Thailand achieved a per capita GNI of US $3670 by 2008, reduced its poverty rate to less than 10% and greatly extended coverage of social services. Infant mortality has been cut to only 13 per 1000, and 98% of the population has access to clean water and sanitation.

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December 2011

Qualitative Social and Economic Monitoring: Round Four Report

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ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Qualitative Social and Economic Monitoring of Livelihoods in Myanmar (QSEM) research program provides a descriptive picture of rural life in Myanmar.

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December 2014

Land-Taking Disputes in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis and Implications for Vietnam

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ABSTRACTED FROM INTRODUCTION: Many of the economic, demographic, and social changes animating land disputes in Vietnam are also sweeping across other countries in East Asia. The aim of this Report is to provide comparative insights into land-taking disputes in three East Asian countries—China, Indonesia, and Cambodia—that are relevant to Vietnamese conditions. It is not the intention of this Report to provide a comprehensive account of land-taking disputes, but rather to identify trends in dispute resolution.

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December 2014

Myanmar: Land Tenure Issues and the Impact on Rural Development

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ABSTRACTED FROM THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Myanmar’s agricultural sector has for long suffered due to multiplicity of laws and regulations, deficient and degraded infrastructure, poor policies and planning, a chronic lack of credit, and an absence of tenure security for cultivators. These woes negate Myanmar’s bountiful natural endowments and immense agricultural potential, pushing its rural populace towards dire poverty. This review hopes to contribute to the ongoing debate on land issues in Myanmar.

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December 2015