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Unequal Scenes
20 November 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Dr. Mark Napier
South Africa

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19 November 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Ryan Flynn
Asia

Earlier in the year Prindex – the first ever global measure of land and property rights – released its full 140-country dataset. The results are sobering. Almost 1 billion people around the world feel it is likely or very likely that they will lose their land or home within the next five years. 

16 November 2020
Authors: 
Serene Ho
Mr. Pranab Choudhury
India

Last month, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, issued the first 0.1 million Rural Property Cards (RPCs) to communities across more than 763 villages in six states in rural India under the SVAMITVA scheme.

PonteMaduro
10 November 2020
Authors: 
Mrs. Patricia Maria Queiroz Chaves
Brazil

"I worked for ten years with my husband to build our house on the land we bought, but he died unexpectedly. His daughters expelled me from my house and my land. He and I lived together for fifteen years but I had no means to claim my rights and was not aware of my [vulnerable] situation." --Maria José, from Caruaru

Why food production hinges on women
17 October 2020
Authors: 
Rowshan Jahan Moni
Bangladesh

Landless women should be recognized as farmers, and given their due tenurial rights

“Small farmers feed the world” -- does this make any sense to us? If it does, then what is the paradigm shift and what has it done, or is trying to do differently, to uphold and promote this hard truth?

Women using hoes in a crop field in Kilosa, Tanzania. Access and control over land is essential to strengthen the rights of African women farmers
15 October 2020
Authors: 
Philippine Sutz
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
Tanzania

A new blog series featuring voices from East and West Africa will take a closer look at a set of principles we think strengthens women’s land rights. Here, IIED’s Philippine Sutz tells us what to expect.

A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND COVID-19
23 September 2020
Authors: 
Ms. Rachel McMonagle
Global

 

COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging economies. These impacts are felt most acutely in rural areas, especially among indigenous communities and minority groups, and by women and others who are marginalized within those groups.

Three reasons to invest in land tenure security
21 October 2020
Authors: 
Harold Liversage
Ms. Giulia Barbanente
Global

For rural people, especially low-income rural people, land and livelihood are one and the same. Access to land means the opportunity to earn a decent income and achieve food and nutrition security, and it can also pave the way for access to social benefits such as health care and education. A lack of secure land access, on the other hand, can disempower rural people and expose them to the combined threats of poverty, hunger and conflict.

26 December 2010
Authors: 
Mr. Mark Misselhorn
South Africa

Government should address informal settlement housing backlog in the country. Addressing challenges posed by informal settlements will help government to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals such as providing access to basic water and sanitation. Underlying socio-economic causes of informal settlements should be tackled. When addressing challenges posed by informal settlements, government should provide the urban poor with cost effective access to urban environments.

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15 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Simon Norfolk
Ms. Maria Muianga
Mozambique

This is the story of how dozens of communities in Mozambique are mapping and documenting their own land rights. "A New Hope" is the winner of the Land Portal's Second Data Story Contest, and is authored by the team at Terra Firma Mozambique.  

 

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