Land is a finite resource, and access to it is essential for the livelihoods of individuals and communities. To ensure that access to land is secure and equitable for all, the United Nations has set the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1.4.2, which measures individuals' land tenure security, and SDG 5.a.1, which measures tenure security over agricultural land from a gender perspective.
Scaling is at the heart of both the name as well as the strategy of LAND-at-scale (LAS). Scaling and scaling potential are key in the way the program was designed and is reflected in the three pillars chosen to realize the aim of the program.
Land technology is moving at warp speed. How will the Biden administration and Samantha Power ensure women benefit?
Por Hermenegildo Langa
Em África, muitas preocupações em torno da exploração de terra são semelhantes, sobretudo a necessidade de evitar conflitos assegurando a posse segura pelas comunidades. O Ruanda é um dos exemplos a seguir, mas há outras experiências, boas e más, sobre as quais vale a pena reflectir.
Many of today’s increasingly complex development challenges, from rapid urban expansion to climate change, disaster resilience, and social inclusion, are intimately tied to land and the way it is used. Addressing these challenges while also ensuring individuals and communities are able to make full use of their land depends on consistent, reliable, and accessible identification of land rights.
There is broad global agreement that secure property rights help eradicate poverty and that securing women’s land rights reduces gender inequality.
Source: Huffington Post
By Tim Hanstad, President and CEO, Landesa
If we want to empower rural women in the developing world, there is no better first step than providing them with secure rights to land.
Date: 31 mars 2017
Par Human Rights Watch
Les autorités militaires et civiles de l’ouest du Rwanda ont arrêté, passé à tabac ou menacé des personnes qui ont contesté de récentes décisions du gouvernement visant à forcer certains habitants à quitter leurs terres, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui.
By Sarah Logan and Mallory Baxter
African cities are rapidly expanding as the number of urban residents rises due to rural-urban migration and population growth. Ad hoc urban expansion contributes to an increase in unplanned settlements, urban poverty and inequality, and constraints on new residents, who are attempting to secure access to adequate housing, property rights, employment, and basic services.