land rights

Intimate Partner Violence and Land Toolkit (USAID)

This toolkit is meant to be an easily-accessible resource designed to increase awareness of concerns related to intimate partner violence (IPV) in land-related policies and programming. It provides recommendations for activities that can build an understanding of this issue and address the needs of women and men for more secure land and resources. This toolkit also provides recommendations related to monitoring and evaluation of land activities and suggests indicators that projects may wish to use to measure outcomes.

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This case study identifies good practices and lessons learned about including gender in a project designed to sensitize communities about the importance of securing land rights, build capacity of customary land secretariats, and provide alternative dispute resolution training to traditional authorities in the Northern Region of Ghana.

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Many studies have shown the benefits to women of secure rights to land: when their rights are secure, their status in the community and within the household can increase, their income can increase, and they and their families are less likely to be underweight or malnourished. It is crucial, therefore, that women be consulted and empowered in order to ensure that they benefit from collective land tenure reforms.

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Gender Makes the Difference: Agriculture

Across the world, the agricultural roles of men and women differ. Gender makes a difference in agricultural initiatives because taking into account women’s concerns and knowledge helps to increase farm productivity and the sustainable management of natural resources.

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