Sin agua potable no es posible disfrutar del territorio

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.

Beyond Land Access, Control, and Ownership: Rural Women’s Call

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.

Land is power: act now to end inequality

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.

Our experience at the first module of the Feminist School

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.

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.

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.

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?

Martha’s Story

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...

Meet Kou Berpa

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.

To Live Without Fear – Keta’s Story

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 ...