Gender Considerations and Approaches: Property Rights

Liens entre la violence basée sur le genre et l’environnement : la violence des inégalités

Cette publication établit que ces modèles de VBG sont observés dans tous les contextes environnementaux, affectant la sécurité et le bien-être des nations, des communautés et des individus, et compromettant la réalisation des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD). Bien que les liens entre VBG et questions environnementales soient complexes et se produisent à de multiples échelles, ces menaces aux droits humains et à la santé des écosystèmes ne sont pas insurmontables.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor

First report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor. She presents her priorities and working methods and offers a brief overview of her activities in the first weeks since she took up her role. She describes the change in working methods for herself, and for human rights defenders more generally, in the immediate term brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Toward freedom from domestic violence: The neglected obvious

Academic article on the correlation between women’s property status and the risk of marital violence in India. Initial findings suggest that women’s ownership of immovable property, such as land or a house, provides economic and physical security, enhances self-esteem and well-being and significantly reduces the risk of marital violence.

Control and ownership of assets: A means for increasing gender equality and empowerment of rural women

Background paper that explores the evidence on women’s asset ownership and the factors associated with it. It discusses the relationship between women’s asset ownership and their well-being, including their decision-making power and intimate partner violence. It reviews laws and programmes that have been introduced to improve women’s asset ownership, the challenges that have emerged, and the possibilities for creating enabling environments for increased control and ownership of assets by rural women.

Realizing women’s rights to land and other productive resources

Publication providing guidance for lawmakers, policymakers, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other productive resources. Women’s access to land and other productive resources is integrally linked to gender-based violence (GBV).

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