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.
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.
Islamic inheritance laws and rural women, new issue of ILC Framing the Debate series is out
Tuesday, 6th September 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.