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Gender justice for climate justice: what does collective forest governance look like for women in Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities?

15 November 2022
Anna Locke

Achieving the twin goals of protecting the planet and improving humanity’s wellbeing relies on women having the agency and space to co-govern the natural resources they - and their families - depend on for their livelihoods. Reflecting on COP27’s Gender Day, we look at how better understanding women’s access to, use, and control of land, forests and natural resources in Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) could be utilised to support climate action.

 

Protesting herders to get government support to stop harmful mining operations

11 October 2022
Ms. B. Munkhtuvshin

 

Like many countries, Mongolia has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and its government has been accelerating investments in the mining sector to help the economy. However, this has led to protests by local communities concerned about their land rights, and about their health. Among them is the community of Dalanjargalan, where the WOLTS project has been working with local champions who have been trained in land law, gender issues and participatory decision-making.

Matrilineal Ownership, Patrilineal Access And Control: The Zambian Land Story.

26 May 2022
Miss Olipa Katongo Kunda

Just like many African countries, a majority of Zambian tribes follow a matrilineal system, that is, an affinity system in which descent is derived through maternal instead of paternal lines which essentially means children are recognised by the names or family of their mothers. This does not only affect decent but also involves the inheritance of titles and property including land through the female line. One might ask why women have less access and control of land in Zambia when land and property is inherited through maternal lines.

 

Transforming Our Cities by Addressing Gender Deficit in Land Titles in Brazil

01 April 2022
Mrs. Patricia Maria Queiroz Chaves

Can we transform our cities by addressing the gender insecurity and inadequacy women face? In the northeast state of Pernambuco in Brazil, Espaço Feminista reflects on lessons learned from fighting for women’s land rights by achieving land regularisation in informal settlements.

 

The Brazilian Housing Deficit is a Gender Deficit

Why does land inequality in Brazil impact women in particular?