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Team of Experts Supports Women in Land Regularization Process in Brazil

Recife, Brazil, 11 January 2011 (Source: Huairou Commission)

On 11 January 2011 an international team of experts traveled to the informal settlement of Ponte do Maduro in Recife, Brazil to support women who are taking the lead in land regularization efforts. The team gave advice on how to use the GLTN Gender Evaluation Criteria to ensure that women and men participate equally in land regularization and receive equal access to land. Read more...


Land for Everyone’s Need, Not Greed: Hanoi, Vietnam, 9 December 2010.

“There is enough land for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed”. This was the conclusion of the twenty-five South-East Asian land professionals and experts who attended the training on “Transparency in Land Administration” in Hanoi, Vietnam from 7 - 9 December 2010.


Making the Village Land Act work for Maasai Women in Tanzania: Longido, Tanzania, 26 November 2010.

Educating women about their rights has proved an effective way of granting access to land for Maasai women in rural Tanzania, according to a recent review of a project supported by the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN). 82 plots of land have so far been allocated to women groups in 9 villages in Longido and Kiteto districts as a result of the project, which is implemented by the Maasai Women’s Development Organization (MWEDO). However, the prohibitive cost of land surveying is a major obstacle preventing the women from acquiring certificates documenting their land rights.


African Land and Housing Ministries tackle Gender Equality and Grassroots Participation: Bamako, Mali, 21 November 2010.

Senior officials from 11 African land and housing ministries discussed women’s land rights and grassroots participation as key aspects of good land governance at a recent GLTN training in Bamako, Mali. The training on “Improving Gender Equality and Grassroots Participation through Good Land Governance” took place from 19 to 21 November 2010. It was organized in conjunction with the 3rd African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD III).


African Land Professionals roll out Gender Evaluation Criteria: Mombasa, Kenya, 9 November 2010.

For the first time, African surveyors, planners and lawyers will use the GLTN Gender Evaluation Criteria to evaluate their work. The land professionals took part in a training on “How to Evaluate Land Tools for Gender Equality” in Mombasa, Kenya on 9 November 2010. The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) co-organized the training. Read more...


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