COLOMBIA — En la lucha por el agua y el territorio, las mujeres han jugado un papel protagónico en María La Baja, Colombia. Verdad Abierta conversó con mujeres de tres comunidades rurales de María La Baja, que trabajan por conseguir agua potable para sus comunidades, mientras persisten las afectaciones a la salud pública por no contar con un preciado líquido de calidad.
In the struggle for water and territory, women have played a leading role in María La Baja, Colombia. Verdad Abierta spoke with women from three rural communities in María La Baja, who are working to obtain drinking water for their communities, while public health is still affected by the lack of quality water.
For Rural Women's Day, the S4HL Tanzania Coalition in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Group organized a Rural Women Forum in Arusha. It was a space for rural women to learn about and share real-life stories on issues related to land rights, women’s role on land governance, climate action leadership, and food security.
Equal inheritance rights are a path toward achieving an equitable, hopeful future; they are positively associated with higher levels of women’s entrepreneurship and can lead to economic empowerment. Read Monoara's story and how equal inheritance rights can help us achieve transformative change now.
ZAMBRANO, COLOMBIA — Darlis Rojas and the Communication & Research Committee of the Colombian Coalition share their experiences from the first Feminist School workshop on rights to land and territory.
As advocates for women’s land rights, isn’t it time we support the establishment of land-rights-specific grievance mechanisms?
After her husband's death in Liberia's civil war, Martha returned to her farm, where she lived with her in-laws. There was a stand of rubber trees that she and her husband had planted before the war, and the harvests became her primary source of income. Life continued that way for years...
When her father was living, Kou Berpa recalls, she and her mother were free to cultivate the family’s land. No one encroached on the 100 acres that Samuel Berpa held in Nimba County, northeastern Liberia. Kou had even planted a stand of rubber trees, a valuable commodity crop in the lush West African country.
Keta Guntha is beaming with a great sense of security. It’s a feeling she says she hasn’t known before, and it comes from a single piece of paper — legal title to the parcel of land that her family farms in the Indian state of Odisha.
For Keta, who lives with her husband and three ...