Protecting Land Tenure Security of Women in Ethiopia: Evidence from the Land Investment for Transformation Program | Land Portal

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November 2019
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For more than five years;Ardhi Yetu Programme through its partners (HAKIARDHI;Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF);and PAICODEO) has been working with communities to advocate for land rights;gender equality and climate change adaptation. AYP’s main goal is to ensure that national level advocacy;policy dialogues and campaigns are driven by community voices;actions and realities. This report documents individual and collective efforts by project beneficiaries;particularly women. It also gives insight to the programme and its partners on how communities (individually and collectively) are handling land disputes;gender issues;particularly gender based violence;and adapting to climate change. It helps to better understand and appreciate cultural differences and perspectives on land ownership;titling processes and gender complexities related (or not) to property ownership. It also highlights the success of women’s collective efforts in reducing gender based violence;eviction;and water scarcity. Their stories underscore the significance of local knowledge and experience in addressing climate change and adaptation.

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Workwoha Mekonen;Ziade Hailu;John Leckie;and Gladys Savolainen (Land Investment for Transformation Programme DAI Global

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