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4 July 2018
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Beth Roberts
Kenya
Brazil
Global

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent unprecedented and increasing global recognition of land rights—especially women’s land rights. Leaders across the globe have included three land-specific sex-disaggregated indicators:


  • Under Goal 1 (No Poverty), indicator 1.4.2 measures legally recognized documentation of rights to land and perceptions of secure tenure;
31 March 2017
Kenya
Ghana

In March, the Trump Administration released a new budget proposal that would cut funding to the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development by 28 percent. The proposal also reduces funding to the United Nations for ongoing climate change efforts.

2 December 2016
Kenya
Côte d'Ivoire
Nigeria
Senegal
Global

In February of this year, a deportation officer of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was indicted for extorting immigrants for cash and sexual favors. Arnaldo Echevarria promised two undocumented women “working papers” in exchange for sex, eventually impregnating one of them.


This is just one example of the many cases of sextortion that vulnerable women, and sometimes men, face around the world.

24 November 2014
Kenya
Rwanda
India
Global

Posted: 11/24/2014

Source: Huffington Post


By Tim Hanstad, President and CEO, Landesa


If we want to empower rural women in the developing world, there is no better first step than providing them with secure rights to land.

•	Women in Burlobo community, Northern Uganda, use a satellite map to draw sketch maps of their land, with the help of  the Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU).
Global
Kenya
Uganda
Sierra Leone
Myanmar
Nepal

By Rachael Knight, Senior Advisor, Community Land Protection, Namati


Global
Africa
Kenya
Uganda
Latin America and the Caribbean
Colombia
Peru
Asia
Indonesia
Nepal

The recent World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, held this past March in Washington D.C., provided a unique opportunity to reflect on collective land tenure reforms not only from a research point of view, but also from that of governments.

WHY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT MUST START WITH LAND RIGHTS
Africa
Global
Kenya

By Justine Uvuza,  senior gender and land tenure specialist at Landesa

Property and citizenship are in many ways what define us, and they interact in fascinating ways.

A woman returns to a farmer village near Dodoma, Tanzania (Photo: Cecilia Schubert, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Global
Kenya
Tanzania

By Philippine Sutz, Senior researcher – Legal Tools team; Natural Resources Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)


This blog was produced for the LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin. Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND) is a DFID programme that aims to improve land rights protection, knowledge and information, and the quality of private sector investment in DFID priority countries.


Global
Kenya

Kenya’s new constitution provides for ‘community lands’. Group ranches and trust lands will be vested in communities. But why, some ponder, would modern citizens want to own land as communities? Is the constitution protecting old ways instead of leading us into the future?


This week I will answer these questions through a global lens. Next week I will zero in on constitutional directives and how far the proposed Community Land Bill delivers.


In Africa, farmers rely on their rights to community land, but governments don't always back them up with legislation. Photo Credit: Gates Foundation/Flickr
Kenya

When Kenyans enacted the Constitution in 2010, one of the crucial areas that we decided to focus on was land reform.Ke

The key target of this is the recognition, protection, and registration of community land rights.

It is unfortunate that land reform has now been turned into a political process that fails to respect the aspirations of the people.

It is especially disheartening that the proposals that were derived by the task force on community land have now been trashed and we are presented with land Bills that do not respect the needs of the people.