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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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Equal Land Rights for Women

ILC's Commitment 4 seeks to promote gender justice in land matters; including both de jure and de facto equality in land rights for women. ILC’s Database of...

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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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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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Using the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) to assess laws and raise awareness amongst the population and ministries

In many countries around the world, land rights and tenure security are not equally distributed between men and women.  In collaboration with its partners, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has therefore worked on the elaboration of the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC).  The GEC have now been...

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