In response to an increase in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel is enhancing their approach to this “shadow epidemic.”
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 […]
Resource Equity supports new research on interventions to advance women’s land and resource rights, particularly asking the question of whether particular interventions are effective at improving women’s land tenure security. Our aim was to hear from local researchers on the projects that were of interest to them on this question and to learn how they interpret the findings. The objectives of the research were to both contribute to the body of knowledge on gender-differentiated results of interventions that seek to reform land and resource tenure in a given context and to understand the attributes of interventions, policies, and reforms that […]
With support of a grant from Resource Equity, Social Development Alliance Association conducted research titled “Impacts of Resettlement on Women’s land Tenure Security in Lao PDR. This research was commissioned as part of Resource Equity’s initiative to support new research and evidence on the question of the effectiveness of land tenure reforms to improve women’s lives. Lao PDR is centering the energy sector as a major driver of economic growth and is pursuing aggressive land use and administration reforms. Hydropower is a key component of the government’s plan to achieve near universal electrification and its development plan includes 429 hydropower […]
With support of a grant from Resource Equity, Joseph Rahall, Yannick Wild, Ibrahim Guy and Godknows Maremera conducted research titled How Effective is the Promotion of Women’s Customary Land Rights in Improving Women’s Land Tenure Security in Sierra Leone? This research was commissioned as part of Resource Equity’s initiative to support new research and evidence on the question of the effectiveness of land tenure reforms to improve women’s lives. Land tenure in Sierra Leone is largely governed by customary law and much land is held by family lineages and managed by male head of households and influential male elders. Although […]