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...
Putting NES into action: 40 media organisations trained in Togo
Jueves, 18th Mayo 2017
In Togo, 80% of lawsuits are land related and men control 72% of agricultural land. The country’s NES being implemented wants to influence policies that enable a more inclusive and people focused growth. ILC and its partners count on the media to inform, educate people and participate in Togo’s NES platform.
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.
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.