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Land grabbing impact on Mali Women


03/13 - 02/14


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WiLDAF Mali is one of the members of the Panafrican network WiLDAF / FeDDAF (Women in Law and Development in Africa / Femmes Droitset Développement en Afrique) The network brings together 500 organisations and 1200 individuals, all involved in womens rights in Africa. WiLDAF Mali was created in 1995. At present more than 20 organisations and more than 50 individuals are associated to WiLDAF Mali. It has an office in Bamako, another bureau in Gao and a rights clinic in Kayes. Programmes are implementedin Bamako District, and in the regions Gao, Tomboctou, Kidal, Sikasso and Kayes. The organisation is involved in trainings, awareness raising and legal support and works to the benefit of women, children, adolescents, councillors at municipality level andlegal authorities such as judges, lawyers, students and teachers at the law faculty at university, policemen and physisians. WiLDAF Mali plays also an important role in national issues and is as such recognised by the civil society and the government. Theprogramme aims to promote the rights of women in Mali with the specific focus for women access to propriety land . It was for both parties(OXFAM NOVIB/WILDAF MALI) to have diagnostic data on the situation of land grabbing in areas of Macina (Ségou)and valleys and furnished Baguinéda Sélingué (Koulikoro and Sikasso). These data will be analyzed to deduce the impact of the phenomenon on socio-economic rights of women in these areas. For this, four specific tracks were identified. Specifically, it is, among other things: - Understand and define the mechanisms, instruments and current extent of the massive acquisition of land in the study areas; - Document and evaluate the impact of acquisitions on massive land rights to food security and livelihoods of women in the study areas; - Identify and analyze the implementation of laws, policies and regulatory provisions to promote women's access to land in the study areas;

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