In August, Egypt increased the penalty for sexual harassment in order to combat sexploitation in the country.
In good news, Brazil enacted a law to establish norms to prevent, suppress, and combat political violence against women in spaces and activities related to the exercise of their political rights and public functions (Lei No. 14.192, de 4 de Agosto de 2021). Law No. 14,192 states that the rights of women to political participation must be guaranteed and prohibits gender- or racially-based discrimination and unequal treatment in access to all levels of political representation and in the exercise of public functions (Art. 2). The law also defines political violence against women as “any action, conduct, or omission with the […]
Why do land rights for women matter? In this blog post, Winny Chepkemoi of Kenya Land Alliance explains, drawing on her personal experience and the experiences of the women she works with. Winny spoke to Dominic Black while she was taking part in the Women’s Land Rights Institute’s inaugural course on best practices for securing women’s access to land and resources. Our conversation has been edited for clarity and length. “There are risks that we face as women that men can overcome, but for us, you know, it’s different.” DB: Where in Kenya did you grow up? Winny: I grew […]
Vivienne Francis is a Gender Officer with Action for Community Transformation (ACT), a community empowerment NGO in Liberia. She joined the inaugural course with the Women’s Land Rights Institute to gain a broader perspective on what’s effective when it comes to securing women’s access to land. As the course got underway, Vivienne spoke to Dominic Black about her hopes and expectations for the 10-week course, how it will help her in her work, and why the work is important. Our conversation’s been edited for length and clarity. DB: What is it about this course that particularly excites you? Vivienne: When […]