Access to Land & Tenure Security

Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, "land" is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour. Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated within societies. They define how access is granted to rights to use, control, and transfer land, as well as associated responsibilities and restraints. In simple terms, land tenure systems determine who can use what resources for how long, and under what conditions.

Land tenure is an important part of social, political and economic structures. It is multi-dimensional, bringing into play social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political aspects that are often ignored but must be taken into account. Land tenure relationships may be well-defined and enforceable in a formal court of law or through customary structures in a community. Alternatively, they may be relatively poorly defined with ambiguities open to exploitation.

Source: GLTN

 

Fotos: Néia Maceno

Agraer incentiva protagonismo feminino no campo através de acesso à terra e linhas do Pronaf (Brasil)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Campo Grande (MS) – O protagonismo feminino na agricultura familiar tem ganhado cada vez mais destaque em Mato Grosso do Sul e os números de acesso às políticas públicas são prova disso. De acordo com a Agraer (Agência de Desenvolvimento Agrário e Extensão Rural), são  contabilizadas 8.404 ações desde entrada as linhas de crédito do Pronaf até atividades ligadas ao programa Leite Forte.

8 de março: Meu coração atingida (Brasil)

Autor: Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens

Hoje é dia de sermos: Nós mulheres. O feminismo nos ensina a sair dar amarras do cotidiano, rasgar os papéis sociais, abandonar competição, reinventar-se... pixar, reescrever, glosar, redesenhar, construir a história, rompendo com a linearidade do tempo.

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.

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.

Six Southeast Asian women recognized for advocating for human rights

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As the world marks International Women's Day on Wednesday, six women from different countries in Southeast Asia received recognition from advocacy group Amnesty International for their "heroism" in standing up for human rights despite the criminalization and violence they have faced.

The group recognizes the six women, who have long fought against injustice in each respective country, as figures that "inspire many in the region and whose contributions to society should be commended; not condemned".

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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Combat des femmes pour leurs droits à la terre : cas des femmes de Ndiael contre Senhuile

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Date: 07 mars 2017

Source: Ndarinfo

Par Nellie PEYTON  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) 

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Rencontre avec Pierre Bitoun autour de l'ouvrage "Le sacrifice des paysans, une catastrophe sociale et anthropologique"

14 March 2017

Location

Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer
38 rue Saint Sabin, 75011
Paris
France
FR

Source : Agter.asso 

AGTER vous invite à une rencontre avec Pierre Bitoun autour de son dernier ouvrage coécrit avec Yves Dupont : "Le sacrifice des paysans ; une catastrophe sociale et anthropologique" (Éditions L’échappée, 2016).

II Simpósio de Ciência do Solo: Interfaces, desafios e Inovações

9 May 2017 to 12 May 2017

Location

Universidade Federal de Lavras
Av. Doutor Sylvio Menicucci, 1001 - Kennedy, Lavras - MG,
37200-000 Brasil Minas Gerais
Brazil
BR

O ano de 2015 foi considerado pela ONU como Ano Internacional dos Solos. Por este nobre motivo e pelo aprimoramento do conhecimento das necessidades de nossos solos, alunos de graduação, pós-graduação e professores do Departamento de Ciência do Solo (DCS) da Universidade Federal de Lavras iniciaram e se prontificaram para a organização do “I Simpósio de Ciência do Solo: Funcionalidades e uso responsável dos recursos do solo” nesta universidade, que se realizou entre os dias 30 de novembro a 4 de dezembro de 2015.

Dia da Mulher já se configura como dia histórico de resistência para o MST| Foto: Divulgação/MST

8 de março: MST planeja mais de 30 mil mulheres em luta contra reforma da Previdência (Brasil)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mais de 30 mil mulheres do Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) devem participar da Jornada Nacional de Lutas das Mulheres Sem-Terra deste ano, entre os dias 6 a 10 de março. Com o lema “Estamos todas despertas: contra o capital e o agronegócio. Nenhum direito a menos!”, as camponesas do MST estarão nas ruas por todo o país, promovendo ações que criticam, entre outras pautas, a reforma da previdência e suas consequências para as jornadas de trabalho das mulheres do campo.