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?
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 ...