This infographic allows you to navigate the process for a community seeking formal land rights in Indonesia, versus for a company securing an oil palm concession.
Kuluthum Mbwana recorda o dia em que os investidores de biocombustíveis chegaram à sua aldeia, Vilabwa, a apenas 70 quilômetros a oeste da capital da Tanzânia.
In a study of corporate land deals with rural communities in Tanzania and Mozambique, women consistently received less in return for their land, and had a harder time once they were relocated—despite national commitments to gender equality.
Advancing women’s land right rights is critical to achieving gender equality. But WRI’s new working paper A Fair Share for Women: Toward More Equitable Land Compensation and Resettlement in Tanzania and Mozambique finds that, despite constitutional commitments to gender equality, governments in Tanzania and Mozambique are not protecting women from harmful commercial land deals. State officials’ failure to close gaps in land laws and overhaul ineffective regulations shortchanges women who receive little to no payment for their families’ land, while attempts to amplify women’s voices in community land decision-making are also falling short.
Laws alone can't give women a voice in decision-making. New WRI research explores how gender equity policies can be better implemented in Mozambique, Tanzania and the Philippines.