Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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NES Togo

Learning from NES Togo. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

Good practices in NES Togo are strictly connected with the genesis of the NES itself. Firstly, the process of setting up a multi-stakeholder platform was strongly shaped by an influential and experienced resource person, hired as a consultant in the initial phase of the NES to support the...

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NES Cameroon

Learning from NES Cameroon. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Cameroon has a structure that guarantees effective decision-making and task distribution within the multistakeholder platform. It features a NES Secretariat, and three bodies: 1) a National Platform, bringing together all NES stakeholders in the country; 2) a Steering Committee of ten...

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NES Madagascar

Learning from NES Madagascar. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Madagascar stands out for the inclusiveness of the approach it adopted since its creation. In 2012 an inception workshop to discuss land issues was organised by involving numerous stakeholders from the civil society, the private sector, academia, the Government and donor agencies. Based on...

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Les parajuristes aident à protéger le droit de la veuve d'hériter la terre_Photo credit Wildaf-AO

Paralegals help widows enforce their right to inherit land

In Togo, the right of women to inherit land has recently been included in the Code des personnes et de la famille, while customary law traditionally prevents widows from having a claim over their husband's assets and thus making them vulnerable, as their livelihoods depend on plots of family...

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The Learning Route methodology: An example on women’s land rights from East Africa_Photo credit Procasur

The Learning Route methodology: An example on women’s land rights from East Africa

The Learning Route is a methodology developed by the organisation PROCASUR that facilitates practical learning in the field, through the direct exchange of experiences amongst local champions and rural practitioners. The Learning Route is effective for the exchange of embodied local knowledge...

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Supporting women to achieve land rights in post-war Rwanda - Swamp cultivation_Photo credits RWN

Supporting women to achieve land rights in post-war Rwanda

Following the civil war, the status of many women in Rwanda was hindered as a result of poverty and the loss of men in households. Women’s ability to secure land was one of the ways in which women suffered drastic economic and social losses following the war. The Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) is...

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