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

LandNet Malawi celebrates as President Mutharika’s approves four new land laws

Friday, 23rd September 2016

On September 13th - ending a 14 year struggle - the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika has made it official and signed into law four out of ten proposed land bills. The final approval comes two months after the country's Parliament passed the reforms on land, physical planning, land survey and customary land. 

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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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Encuentro con jóvenes y organizaciones campesinas en Cayambé, Ecuador

Sunday, 11th September 2016
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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

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.

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La Estrategia a favor de la gobernanza responsable de la tierra en Ecuador firma convenio de cooperación con COPISA

Wednesday, 31st August 2016
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Sign on: Open letter to the Environment Minister of Panama to withdraw Barro Blanco’s registration under the Clean Development Mechanism

Thursday, 25th August 2016

Sign on Letter to the Minister of the Environment in Panama regarding Barro Blanco dam and protection of Ngabe Bugle Indigenous Lands.  The below letter calls on the Minister to withdraw the approval of Barro Blanco from the UN Clean Development Mechanism.  

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