Secure land rights: A sustainable solution at the intersection of climate change and COVID-19

COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging economies.

Why we need S4HL in Uganda

Life for Santa and her children would have been less of a challenge if she didn’t have to live in constant fear as she struggled to protect her major source of livelihood: her land. Read about her journey to secure her land rights.

Latin America’s Indigenous and Afro-descendant women face a ‘triple pandemic’

Latin America’s indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are facing not just one pandemic, but three. Women bear the brunt of them all, which threatens communities’ very survival.

Sheria Kiganjani bridges the divide

Sheria Kiganjani is working with the campaign to integrate messaging into its mobile legal aid application on protecting women’s land rights, along with other health and safety information, in the context of the pandemic.

OPINION: How COVID-19 puts women’s housing, land, and property rights at risk

Stand For Her Land Global Steering Committee partners at the World Bank explain how the coronavirus pandemic is shining a harsh light on why women’s land rights are so critical in protecting women and their families in times of crisis.

IHC Global at World Urban Forum 10: Property Rights, Context, and Culture

Tens of millions of people across the urban-rural spectrum live without secure tenure. Experts from Habitat for Humanity International, Huairou Commission, UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network, the World Bank, and IHC Global weighed in on “Property Rights, Culture, and Context” at the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) in Abu Dhabi this February.

Recognition of the property rights of women in Central America: Mission accomplished?

Despite great progress over the last few decades, we must look beyond the policy framework and strive for inclusion in terms of access to and control of land.

Scaling alternative justice for Kenya’s landless widows

Louise Achieng Juma’s life changed abruptly in 2012 when her husband Yusuf was tragically killed in a car accident. Pregnant and mother to six other children between the ages of two and fifteen, Louise was left to fend for herself. Devastated by the loss, at least she had the land on which to grow crops and shelter her family. Or so she thought.

Ghana needs a grievance mechanism to secure women’s land rights

As advocates for women’s land rights, isn’t it time we support the establishment of land-rights-specific grievance mechanisms?

Letter from Buganda: Let us rise together and Stand For Her Land

In Uganda, registered land is still at 20%, and out of that women are only a meager 5%-26%. There is an urgent need to address the historical injustices and colonial legacies, which have resulted in several challenges.