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Getting to the root of gender equal land governance

Sharing a new blog I have been working on for IIED.

(G)ender inequalities in land governance can be seen as the result of women not being involved in local decision-making processes around land.

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A Man of Many Nations at the Intersection of Time

He stood at the intersection of time, a man of many nations, and a man whose leadership lessons resonate through the ages. His name was Thayendanegea but we know him better as Joseph Brant. 1,049 more words



The Land Commission delivered the proposed policy to the President on May 21st 2013.

The New Land Policy is Unenforceable

Please note that the validation of the policy does not render the policy enforceable… 625 more words

General Law

New Briefing: Reconsidering approaches to women’s land rights in sub-Saharan Africa

Sharing a new briefing I have been working on about gender equal land governance.

Discussions around gender equality in land governance in sub-Saharan Africa often highlight the fact that only a small percentage of women own land, and many projects addressing land and gender in the region focus on women’s ability to acquire land.

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Three Acres and a Cow

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. (Maya Angelou)

Despite the tedium of history lessons at school, I have come to love real history, particularly when presented in an accessible way.

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Community And Society

Chronicle of a Death Unclothed

On the day they finally killed him, over three months after the initial assault, General Aronda Nyakairima awoke in the morning and boarded a flight home from Seoul to Entebbe, expecting to arrive that night at his transit point in Dubai. 732 more words

Marginalized Groups

Chiapas: Prisoner from San Cristóbal, Roberto Paciencia, denounces that his charges were fabricated

Photo of Cereso 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas @ Moysés Zúniga Santiago

On 7 August, the prisoner Roberto Paciencia Cruz, held in prison no. 197 more words

Indigenous People