One giant step forward for women’s land rights: The African Union officially endorses Pan African Women’s Charter on Land Rights

Monday, 10th April 2017

Our land, our lives, women let us mobilize!’ The famous chant of the Women2Kilimanjaro hike which led to the mass assembly of rural women from across Africa to adopt a charter of demands that advocates for more inclusive land rights for women. 

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Joan Cuka Kagwanja, Chief, African Land Policy Initiative, UN Economic Commission for Africa and Thematic Ambassador, Responsible Land Governance

Solving Africa’s land issues to boost productivity, alleviate poverty and eradicate hunger

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Land is not only a controversial issue in certain parts of the continent, such as South Africa, where land expropriation is a hot topic; it is also a crucial tool to unlock economic potential in Africa. It is one of the main topics for discussion at Africa Development Week 2017, which is underway in Dakar, Senegal.

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Change is “on air” in Kenya

Wednesday, 1st March 2017

When it comes to changing deep-seated attitudes and practices in a community, the first thing to understand is how to engage that community and its influencers – where do they get their information? Who has the communities "ears"?  

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Land issues go on stage in Togo

Tuesday, 14th February 2017

On the occasion of Togo's first Civil Society Land Forum, a group of young school performers sing and dance about securing their future in an insecure landscape. Combining local traditions with a pressing issue for the country; it has been 42 years since Togo has undergone any land reforms. An impasse that needs to move forward if there is any chance to secure the land rights and a bright future for generations to come. 

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New Momentum to Resolve Challenges in Land Management in Kenya

Friday, 20th January 2017

The quest for an end to the perennial challenges in land management in Kenya has today benefited from a new thrust. This followed a resolution by over thirty land sector actors to launch the National Engagement Strategy, which provides for a multi-stakeholder platform, to coordinate activities towards resolving the perennial land management challenges in Kenya. 

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Media helps to echo voices and demands of women climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Friday, 21st October 2016

Climbing to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the name of women's land rights across Africa has caught the attention of media outlets around the world. Here is a summary of media mentions of the historical event: 

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