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House of Chiefs
7 May 2024
Authors: 
Jesinta Kunda
Zambia

Traditional authorities in Zambia complain that the government does not consult them when land is allocated for investment projects, while communities say chiefs are neglecting their interests. Jesinta Kunda of Zambia Land Alliance says more clarity is needed on the role of traditional authorities, in law and practice, to ensure large-scale investments in agriculture, mining and other sectors are governed better – particularly in light of the rising demand for critical minerals found in Zambia. She urges the government, traditional leaders and citizens to seize the opportunities presented by current legal reforms in Zambia to create change.

indigenas guaraníes
30 January 2024
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Bolivia

Desde una comunidad en el corazón de la crisis climática, la lideresa guaraní Mariela Melgar Ibáñez cree que las mujeres indígenas tienen la clave para resolver la crisis climática. “El mundo debe conocer nuestras formas de vida y el rol que tenemos dentro de el cuidado del medio ambiente; Las mujeres somos fundamentales, luchamos por el territorio.”

So much has changed since I became a gender and land champion
29 September 2023
Africa
Tanzania
Global

Traditional Maasai leader Milya shares how confident he has become in defending women's land rights after training as a gender and land champion.

Unknowing abuse
19 September 2023
Asia
Mongolia
Global

Tuya describes her decision to take action on GBV in her Mongolian herding community after becoming a gender and land champion.

Building a sustainable model for women and community land rights
16 May 2023
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Africa
Tanzania
Asia
Mongolia
Global

The WOLTS experience has given me hope for the future. Change is possible.

WOLTS gender and land champions in Tanzania
27 April 2023
Authors: 
Joyce Ndakaru
Africa
Eastern Africa
Tanzania
Global

Many rural communities in Tanzania share similar challenges from mining companies and investors. I have seen first-hand how men and women gender and land champions can help.

Empowering civil society and communities through open land data
14 June 2022
Africa
Cameroon
Namibia
South America
Colombia
Paraguay
Global

 

 

 

Musul – The second community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the first to do so using legal empowerment Visit
30 July 2021
Authors: 
Namati Communications
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya

The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous.


To secure equal rights to land, bring men and women together
13 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Elizabeth Daley
Tanzania
Mongolia
Global

There is an underlying tension in the land rights movement that is rarely addressed head on, which is the perception that securing women’s land rights threatens community land rights. Community land rights are typically held by indigenous people, small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, herders and many other groups who are directly dependent on land for their livelihoods but whose land tenure is often the most precarious.

Helping indigenous communities secure land rights in Nepal
18 December 2020
Nepal

Written by Jagat Deuja and Rachel Knight for IIED and CSRC. Originally posted at: https://www.iied.org/helping-indigenous-communities-secure-land-rights-nepal


Main photo: Young 'social mobilisers' interviewed more than 2,700 landless or untenanted families and gathered the data that was needed for the government to register their tenure (Photo: copyright Kumar Thapa, CSRC)

2 May 2021
Authors: 
David Matsinhe
Mozambique

By David Matsinhe for the Daily Maverick. 

Originally posted at: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-04-25-recipe-for-conflict-n...

 

Tribal people walk with their belongings in Tarapur village, about 87 km (54 miles) south from the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 13, 2007. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA)
8 March 2021
Authors: 
Shipra Deo
India

In Jharkhand, eastern India, women are not entitled to own land and accusations of witchcraft are wielded against them to silence their claims to land

When Talabitti’s husband died in 2016, her claim to the family land seemed to die with him. Though her husband had worked the family land by himself, upon his death his male cousins laid their claim. If Talabitti attempted to make a competing claim, they threatened to drive her away – with violence, if necessary. Sadly, this threat materialized.