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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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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Edward Loure takes home 2016 Goldman Prize for securing community land rights

Monday, 18th April 2016

Maasai leader Edward Loure has helped to secure almost 200,000 acres of land for traditional pastoralist communities in Northern Tanzania.

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