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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500 #Women2Kilimanjaro, 29 Climbers, 22 Countries, 1 Charter demanding Land Rights Now

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

In their fight for equal land rights, African women have made an epic step up. Between October 10th to 16th, women from across Africa reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to shout out a powerful demand: Women’s Land Rights Now! At their return on October 15th, coinciding with the International Day of Rural Women, they were welcomed and celebrated by about 500 other women from 22 African countries.

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Sharifa Juma digs terraces to stop soil erosion  Lushoto, Tanzania. Credit: Georgina Smith / CIAT

CSOs' statement on the amending process of the National Land Policy in Tanzania

Thursday, 13th October 2016

We civil society organizations and stakeholders in the Tanzanian land sector would like to thank the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements for initiating in good faith, the process of amending the National Land Policy of 1995 now underway.

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Stronger together: NES Cameroon unites civil society to influence national land reform

Tuesday, 11th October 2016

During an official ceremony in February 2014, ILC's country platform in Cameroon -  known as the Cameroon National Engagement Strategy (NES) -  delivered into the hands of high-level representatives of the Government and seven concerned Ministries a position paper on land reform. Other organisations and stakeholders also submitted their inputs and proposals. Twelve papers; twelve divergent approaches to solutions.

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The community of Matanda in the Peri-urban area of Lilongwe, Malawi  photo by khym54

LandNet Malawi celebrates as President Mutharika approves four new land laws

Friday, 23rd September 2016

UPDATE: On February 6th, 2017 the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika gave his consent to the ramaining six land bills adding to the four signed into law in September 2016. As confirmed by the Minister of Lands Atupele Muluzi, the laws will be published soon on the gazette and enter into effect. 

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Photo credit: Women to Kilimanjaro

Women across Africa plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to demand #landrightsnow

Wednesday, 14th September 2016

A woman has lost her husband and has no rights to their household land; a biofuel company pushes another smallholder farmer off her land; while a community's land and water is poisoned by a mining company. These three stories are part of an animated video to promote the Kilimanjaro Initiative in October 2016.  

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