Discussion paper

Framing the Debate: Islamic Inheritance Laws and Their Impact on Rural Women

Author: 
Frida Khan
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Kaneez Akhtar weeds her spinach field in her village Jandal, Kotli district, AJK (Azad Jammu Kashmir), Pakistan ©IFAD/Asad Zaidi

Islamic inheritance laws and rural women, new issue of ILC Framing the Debate series is out

Martes, 6th Septiembre 2016

«Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas». The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, social and political reasons for discriminatory inheritance practices.

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Proposed Amendments (2015) to the Forest Act of 1927 and the Rights of Forest Reliant People

Bangladesh
Miércoles, 4th Mayo 2016
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Obstruction in jum cultivation threatens livelihood of 80 Indigenous families in Lama

Martes, 15th Marzo 2016

The livelihood of 80 jum farmer families of Lama upazila under Bandarban district is under threat allegedly due to regular obstruction, intimidation and death threats from Lama Rubber Industries Ltd.

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Land Boundary Agreement threatens the livelihood of indigenous villagers in Moulavibazar

Lunes, 8th Febrero 2016

The livelihood of indigenous Khasi and Garo peoples of Pallathol and Kumarsil under Baralekha upazila in Moulavibazar district, adjacent to Indo-Bangla border fall under serious threat as their ancestral paanjum (betel leaf garden) fall under Indian boundary after recent developments related to Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh took place earlier this year.

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Project kicks off in CHT without meaningful consultation

Lunes, 8th Febrero 2016

With the intent to construct a 123-kilometer road in Rangamati of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), the Government has started a survey in Rangamati without proper consultation with the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council, the apex body to oversee the administration and development activities in the CHT and representative indigenous peoples institutions and organizations.

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2015 Situation report on Indigenous Woman in Bangladesh

Martes, 23rd Febrero 2016

on 16 February 2016 in a launching and discussion program of Annual Situation Report 2015 on Indigenous Woman in Bangladesh at the Daily Star Bhaban in Dhaka. Kapaeeng Foundation and Bangladesh Indigenous Women’s Network (BIWN) published this report with the support of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF).

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Leadership Development on CHT Land Management

Viernes, 29th Enero 2016

A training on Leadership Development on CHT Land Management was jointly organized by the ALRD and Kapaeeng Foundation with the support of International Land Coalition (ILC) through the NES program. 

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