• Women farmers in Dodel, in Northern Senegal, take a break by the water pump (Photo: Philippine Sutz/IIED)
    Philippine Sutz describes work under way to help secure land rights for women in Senegal and Tanzania, and explains how accessing land gives them greater control over their livelihoods
  • Screengrab of a map of indigenous peoples’ territories in the Peruvian Amazon (Image: IBC Peru)
    Two new community land rights initiatives are enabling civil society organisations to share knowledge and chart new paths and support communities to seek legal redress for violated rights
  • The sun beats down on Dongo village, Tanzania. Children walk with cattle while women carry water buckets (Photo: Chih-Jung Lee)
    Chih-Jung Lee examined what's driving energy use for villagers in Tanzania. In this blog, Lee shares her findings and offers insights to mini-grid developers for meeting diverse consumer demand
  • In Tanzania, former artisanal mining licensees Mwanahamisi Mzalendo and Mwanamkasi Rasi are among entreprenurial women who have pooled their resources to create a quarrying business. They control the day-to-day running of the quarry, including supervising labourers, dealing with the local authorities, and taking care of the site's environmental footprint (Photo: Magali Rochat/IIED)
    Fatima Denton describes how women's voices are becoming more prominent in policy circles but why more work is needed for this change to make a real difference to women on the ground
  • The 9th session of the World Urban Forum, the world's premier conference on urban issues, took place in Malaysia in February. Like many international events, there were questions about how it addressed gender (Photo: National Housing Development Authority, via Google licence)
    Does having women speakers and representation influence events' overall focus on gender? Will having a woman at the top of UN-Habitat change how gender is considered in the agency's activities?

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