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Growing the Field

Reports & Research
December, 2022
Africa
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Uganda
Senegal
Colombia
Asia
Cambodia
Indonesia
Bangladesh
India
Global

Land rights are ascendant across the development sector. Movements addressing women’s empowerment, poverty, social justice, food security and climate change are all increasingly turning to land rights to strengthen their cause. In 2022, renowned philanthropist MacKenzie Scott joined these efforts by making an unprecedented $20 million investment in our work. Ms. Scott’s generous gift represents a profound endorsement of the power of land rights to improve the lives of women, men, and communities around the world.

Mujeres: cuerpos y territorios despojados en el Bajo Atrato

Reports & Research
June, 2022
Colombia

La violencia ejercida contra los cuerpos de las mujeres también es una violencia ejercida contra los territorios. Para las mujeres negras, indígenas y mestizas del Bajo Atrato sus cuerpos son parte sustantiva de los territorios y, desde allí, lo han construido y defendido. Los ríos, ciénagas y quebradas son la extensión de sus brazos y sus piernas, aguas en las que permanecen sumergidas desarrollando labores cotidianas junto a otras mujeres, sus hijos e hijas. En dicha construcción y defensa, sus cuerpos-territorios han sido fuertemente despojados y violentados.

Invisible And Excluded: Risks To Informal Wives And Partners From Land Tenure Formalization And Titling Campaigns In Latin America

Reports & Research
February, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin American countries have pursued rural land titling and registration campaigns over the past several decades with a broad range of social and economic goals. These efforts represent a permanent or long-term legal recognition of rights to land as a primary economic asset for agricultural communities and a source of family subsistence, security, and social and cultural wellbeing. Land rights can provide multi-generational benefits to recipients.

Projet de recherche-action « Promotion d’une gouvernance foncière inclusive par l’amélioration des droits fonciers des femmes au Sénégal » dans le Bassin arachidier, les Niayes et la Vallée du Fleuve Sénégal

Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2020
Sénégal

L’importance de l’accès à la terre aux femmes n’est plus à démontrer, eu égard aux impératifs liés à la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable. En dépit de leur rôle essentiel et de leur contribution à l’agriculture et à la sécurité alimentaire, elles sont victimes de discriminations en termes d’accès et de contrôle sur les terres, ainsi que de la distribution des revenus tirés de l’exploitation.

Gender-Based Violence and Land Documentation & Administration in Zambia

Reports & Research
October, 2020
Zambia

This brief draws from USAID’s experience supporting systematic land documentation in Zambia to further advance awareness and knowledge about the relationship between gender-based violence (GBV) and the access, use, and control of land and property. It aims to inform current and future design and implementation of programs that promote land-based investment and land rights (particularly women’s land rights) by civil society organizations, other donors, and the private sector.


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Ajenda ya Urekebishaji wa Sera ya Ardhi Nchini Kenya

Reports & Research
January, 2019
Kenya

Webinaa kuhusu Urekebishaji wa Sera ya Ardhi Nchini Kenya ilifanyika tarehe 10 Oktoba, 2018. Webinaa ilipitia mchakato wa urekebishaji wa Sera ya Ardhi nchini Kenya na ikashughulikia changamoto anuwai. Lengo lilikuwa  kubaini hatua za kufuata zitakazoleta usawa na haki katika urekebishaji wa sera ya ardhi.
Webinaa ilishughulikia maswali yafuatayo: 
Tumefika wapi katika mchakato wa urekebishaji wa Sera ya Ardhi?
Changamoto kuu zinazohitaji kushughulikiwa katika mfumo wa urekebishaji wa Sera ya Ardhi na matumizi ya ardhi ni zipi?

KNOW YOUR LAND RIGHTS

Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
October, 2015
Kenya

The promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution 2010 brought into place concerns about the urgency for land reform. Land reforms hold the key to solving some of Kenya’s greatest challenges such as landlessness, community cohesion, food security and sustainable development. Land reforms lie at the heart of the work of the National Land Commission (NLC) and Kituo cha Sheria and they are also at the heart of many Kenyan communities who live, work and rely on land. Information contained in the book goes a long way in educating these communities about their land rights.