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In sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in 3 adults is the sole owner of a plot of land compared to fewer than 1 in 10 young people. Women own less than 15% of the world's land, while young women are less than half as likely as young men to own land by themselves.
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Rural youth are often excluded from institutions that provide access to financial services, denying them credit, savings, and insurance. Skill development opportunities, education, or resources such as land are scarcely accessible.
Lack of money, opportunities, and power to influence the policies that shape the architecture of their lives cause many youth to migrate either to urban settings or overseas, in pursuit of hope and opportunity, even if they wish to stay.
ILC believes that empowering the next genereation will help redefine the relationship between urban and rural landscapes for a sustainable future.
Investing in young people, with particular focus to redress gender discrimination, will make a difference when tackling food and nutritional security, economic equity, social justice, inequality, social disintegration, and the climate crisis.
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