Less than 15% of women have access to land: The cry from the heart of the National Women and Land Alliance

Azactu — The S4HL Senegal coalition was profiled for their work to create a Senegal where men and women are aware of the importance of respecting women's rights in terms of access, effective control, security and development of land resources. Senegal coalition member Ndiouck Mbaye said, “although the situations are varied, the majority of women have restricted and provisional rights.”

Land Rights: Why Women Should Own Land

Chimp Reports — Caroline Kayanja from UCOBAC and S4HL Uganda spoke at an event on gender inclusive land registration. She said, “we have invested in enacting laws and revising laws; can we also put some effort into implementing these laws to work for women?”

Wives warned against signing off land purchases as mere witnesses

The Observer — UCOBAC and the S4HL Uganda coalition organized a dialogue on women’s land rights issues and harmful cultural beliefs that perpetuate further injustices.

National Alliance of Women and Land welcomes new measures taken by the Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Livestock

DAKAR — The S4HL Senegal coalition welcomes the recent decisions taken by the new authorities to improve land management, and calls for them to account for the specific needs of vulnerable groups, particularly women and young people.

Case Study from S4HL Ethiopia: Women’s Land Rights and Land Degradation Neutrality

ETHIOPIA — Strong and equitable rights to land—and in particular women’s land rights (WLR)—are an essential foundation for efforts to address land degradation and to support sustainable land management. Using a gender equality and social inclusion lens, this case study describes Ethiopia’s acute situation regarding land degradation neutrality and unique situation regarding WLR.

Pioneering systems change: grassroots action forges gender-just pathways to accountability

Learn more about Haki Ardhi - an accessible, decentralized digital rights reporting tool that enables women in Kenya to safely report tenure rights infringements to local, community-based support actors. Near real-time data on rights violations allow these organizations to respond immediately and support women through mediation, legal aid, and advocacy.

E7: Land for Equity

Food4Transformation — Beth Roberts, Landesa's lead for the Stand for Her Land Campaign, was interviewed in Food4Transformation's latest podcast episode about access to land, financial services, and gender equality.

Hundreds Attend Women In Agrifood Systems Gathering

HARVEST MONEY — S4HL Uganda helped organize a conference on critical issues affecting women in agrifood systems. Participants included women in agribusiness, representatives from government ministries and departments, agencies, the private sector, financial institutions, academia, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations.

Emergence of a Change Maker: Monira Begum, paralegal of Faridpur

Watch a new video about Monira Begum and other community women and men in Bangladesh who were trained as paralegals on women’s land rights and social norms change. They now work together to support other community women who are facing land-related difficulties and access to government support systems.

Women’s Land Rights in Farming Need Further Recognition

IPS NEWS — "Land is pre-conditional to gender equality and sustainable development.” S4HL's Esther Mwaura-Muiru was quoted during the CSW68 session on Women’s Resource Rights to Advance Gender Equality, Poverty Alleviation, and Food Security in Agriculture hosted by IFAD and the Government of Canada.