Webinar: Realizing women’s land rights in Africa | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
Contact / Event organiser: 
Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
Organizations: 
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University or Research Institution

LANDac, the Netherlands Academie on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, is a partnership between Dutch organizations working on land governance. The partners are the International Development Studies (IDS) group at Utrecht University (leading partner), African Studies Centre, Agriterra, the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group at Wageningen University, the Land Portal Foundation, HIVOS, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Enclude Solutions.

Adecru - Acção Académica Para O Desenvolvimento Das Comunidades Rurai
Civil Society Organization

A Acção Académica para o Desenvolvimento das Comunidades Rurais (ADECRU) é uma organização da sociedade civil fundada em Outubro de 2007 por jovens estudantes universitários, numa acção mobilizadora entre os seus membros e os demais, constituindo-se como uma pessoa colectiva e de direito privado, dotada de uma personalidade jurídica e sem fins lucrativos, cujo objectivo é impulsionar os focos da consciência cidadã e a agenda de desenvolvimento local, promovendo maior envolvimento e interacção entre os vários actores nacionais e internacionais em prol do desenvolvimento d

Both Ends
Civil Society Organization

Together with environmental justice and human rights groups from poor and developing countries, Both ENDS works towards a sustainable, fair and inclusive world.

The vision of Both ENDS is a world where long-term environmental sustainability and social equity take priority over short-term profits.

Non Governmental organization

Our Vision

Our vision is a just world without poverty. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. We are part of a global movement for change, empowering people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty.

The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

GROOTS Kenya
Civil Society Organization

GROOTS Kenya is a network of women self-help groups and community organizations in Kenya. It formed as a response to inadequate visibility of grassroots women in development and decision-making forums that directly impact them and their communities. GROOTS Kenya bridges this gap through initiatives that are community-centered and women-led.

Enda Pronat
Civil Society Organization

ENDA PRONAT est née au début des années 80 suite à une étude réalisée par Paul Germain et Abou Thiam  sur « Les pesticides : une menace pour le Sénégal ». Son intervention a commencé par des activités de sensibilisation auprès des chercheurs et des utilisateurs. Ensuite l’action de PRONAT s’est poursuivie par la recherche et la formation des productrices et des producteurs sur l’utilisation d’alternatives aux pesticides chimiques. L’année 1996 consacre l’avènement d’une nouvelle vision mettant la recherche développement au centre des préoccupations de ENDA PRONAT.

Fórum Mulher
Civil Society Organization

O Fórum Mulher é uma rede de organizações  não-governamental de direito privado e sem fins lucrativos, constituída em 1993, com cerca de 35 membros efectivos, que são organizações nacionais de sociedade civil. A organização define-se como sociedade civil, a partir de uma perspectiva feminista, com o papel de mediadora entre sociedade civil e Estado nas relações com as políticas governamentais e no fortalecimento das organizações que lutam pelos direitos das mulheres.

Non Governmental organization

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today - helping over 13 million of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide.

In October 2016, women farmers from 22 countries across Africa climbed the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to claim women’s rights for access to and control over land and natural resources. This event coincided with the launch of a campaign of the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) to reach the target of having 30 percent of all registered land in the name of women by 2025 and to embed women’s land rights into the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In line with these initiatives, there has been increased attention for women’s land rights by grassroots movements, local governments, civil society organisations, academics, and international organisations. Nonetheless, despite progressive policies, legal frameworks, and strong civil society engagement in many countries, there is still a lot to be done to feel a real impact on the ground. .

This webinar features experiences from several grassroots initiatives and highlight how they fight for women’s improved access to and control over land and other natural resources and to scale up women’s land rights. The webinar was co-hosted by Acção Académica Para O Desenvolvimento Das Comunidades Rurai (ADECRU) (Mozambique), Action Aid, Both ENDS, ENDA Pronat (Senegal), Fórum Mulher (Mozambique), GROOTS Kenya, LANDac, the Land Portal Foundation and OXFAM International.

Panelists addressed the following questions:

  • Why do women’s land rights remain an issue with so much attention focusing on it? What went wrong?
  • What are good practices in achieving success towards women’s land rights and what – according to your own perspective – made these initiatives and strategies successful?
  • What is needed next to scale up these approaches and to move the women’s land rights agenda forward?
  • What is the message to policy makers to scale up these approaches?

Moderator:

Griet Steel (Utrecht University and LANDac, the Netherlands).

Panelists:

  • Nzira Razão Deus (Fórum Mulher, Mozambique)
  • El Hadji Faye (Enda Pronat, Senegal)
  • Fridah Githuku (Groots Kenya)
  • Sreetama Gupta Bhaya (Oxfam Novib, India)

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