THP-Uganda Chosen to Speak at UN General Assembly Hearing

In preparation for the zero draft outcome, the UN General Assembly held informal hearings on May 26 & 27 for various stakeholders, including civil society representatives from the Global South, Member States and various UN Agencies, to make proposals and provide input in preparation for the UN Summit to Adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Out of over…

Women’s Political Empowerment in Cote d’Ivoire: Mariam Dao Gabala on Advocacy and the US-Africa Summit

During the US-Africa Leaders Summit early last month, hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, the National Democratic Institute invited Mariam Dao Gabala, distinguished advocate of women’s political participation and financial inclusion, from Cote d’Ivoire to lead a discussion focused on Women, Peace, and Democracy in Cote d’Ivoire. Gabala is the president of Coalition des Femmes Leaders de…

Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325

Published by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP),  Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325 is a 126-page booklet focusing on the GNWP’s efforts to localize the UNSCR 1325 and 1820 National Action Plans (NAPs). These two resolutions focus on the importance of women’s participation in decision-making for conflict prevention, resolution, and recovery, especially in conflict-affected countries. So…

Pro-poor service delivery : introduction

Abstract: This introduction includes resources on making service delivery pro-poor and managing service delivery reform to improve effectiveness and accessibility. Subjects include: public service reform; decentralisation; equity of access; and gender and service delivery. Author(s): GSDRC Source(s): , 1 file, ill. Published: 2012 University of Birmingham. Governance and social development resource centre (GSDRC), Birmingham (English…

Decentralization, local development and women’s empowerment : innovating knowledge and practice

Abstract: Decentralization and local development have opened spaces that women are occupying increasingly. In this process, women are empowered socially, economically and politically and contribute to transform these new spaces in vital ways. Author(s): Swartz, Sara Source(s): , Universitas forum : journal on human development and international cooperation; Vol. 3, No. 1 1 file, ill…

Bringing land rights to grassroots women : creating awareness on socio-legal rights in west Midnapore district of West Bengal, India

Abstract: This video and case study present a project in West Bengal, India, aimed at developing strong socio-legal awareness on land-rights and a sense of gender justice among 300 women from tribal and under-developed rural families. Author(s): Roy, Saswati Source(s): , Universitas forum : journal on human development and international cooperation; Vol. 3, No. 1…

Resettlement and gender dimensions of land rights in post-conflict northern Uganda

Abstract: The effect of displacement and resettlement of households on gender-differentiated access to land and land investments in northern Uganda is examined. Even low levels of land conflict undermine land governance and management, constrain productivity, and serve as a source of persistent violence. Author(s): Adelman, Sarah Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs preliminary and incomplete…

Enhancing inclusiveness of Rwanda’s land tenure regularization program : initial impacts of an awareness raising pilot

Abstract: A gender-sensitive research framework was used to assess the extent to which men and women have participated in the Land Tenure Regularization process in Rwanda. One of the aims was to assist and enhance the capacity of local institutions involved in land awareness and land dispute management. Author(s): Santos, Florence; Fletschner Landesa, Diana; Daconto,…

Who owns the land? : perspectives from rural Ugandans and implications for land acquisitions

Abstract: The effect of different definitions of land ownership, gender relations and ownership documents on women’s land rights in Uganda is examined. Many households report husbands and wives jointly own the land, but women are less likely to be listed on ownership documents and have fewer rights. Author(s): Bomuhangi, Allan; Doss, Cheryl; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Source(s):…