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.
his paper explores the implications of Kenya’s land tenure situation on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Yieldwise Initiative in the Kenyan mango value chain.
This case study identifies good practices and lessons learned about enhancing women’s participation in community land governance in rural Peru’s Puno and Ayacucho regions of the Andean Highlands.
This case study identifies good practices and lessons learned from a project which sought to ensure that women actively participated in management of pasture resources at the local level in Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts in Kyrgyzstan.
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.
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.
A powerful tool in the fight against climate change: Small farmers with secure rights to land are better environmental stewards.
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.
Each contracting party of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) must develop National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) which must include the active involvement of all social groups. This factesheet highlights examples of how different countries included gender in their NBSAPs.