Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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Learning from NES Guatemala Good practices from a multi-stakeholder platform

NES Guatemala -Strategy of Inclusive and Sustainable Land Governance for Food Security in Guatemala – is promoted in a complex context characterized by active agrarian conflict and the criminalization of human rights defenders working on land and territorial issues. Despite difficulties...

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Fundación Plurales

Formation and strengthening of Environmental Defender Groups for the defense of land and territory.

For the past three years, an initiative promoted by Fundación Plurales, the Southern Women's Fund and CCIMCAT has been implemented to strengthen the organizational, technical, political and financial capacities of 7,000 indigenous women members of Environmental Defender Groups (GDA) in the Chaco...

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Trócaire

Securing women's land rights in Nicaragua

The patriarchal society in Nicaragua hinders women’s ownership of land. Women are much less likely to own land or access loans to purchase land. Trócaire and partner organisation engaged in a five tier intervention to address barriers to women's access to land. The project focused on enhancing...
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Land Portal

Ensuring land rights for Bolivian chullas

In Aymara culture, a chulla is a person who has no partner. This case addresses the experiences of three women from low-income, poorly educated families, who married young and gained access to land tenure through their spouses and later were widowed. Being considered ...

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SER

Peruvian indigenous women defend their land rights and become community leaders

SER Association promoted changes in 25 community statutes to formally include women in decision-making processes. It also developed women´s capacities to improve their effectiveness in their new roles as community leaders. Nowadays, 20 women in the Andean regions of Ayacucho and Puno have joined...

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Advocacy before the CEDAW Committee for positioning rural women's land rights

In order to bring attention to the situation of rural women rights and access to land in the Argentinean region of El Chaco, various civil society organizations worked together to elaborate an alternative report. It was later presented, in 2016, at the 65th session of the UN...

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