During July, we expanded LandWise to include legal records from Chile, Ghana, and Costa Rica.
Sabrina-Naa Akeleh Botchway shares her experiences working in land rights in Ghana, and how participating in the Women’s Land Rights Institute is helping her develop her skills.
I recently traveled to the highlands of Peru. Every woman I met there seemed to be doing something with wool: spinning it, or knitting or crocheting skirts, sweaters, and scarves. I was fascinated by the activity, as a sometimes knitter myself, but when I asked to take pictures of them they reacted with confusion at my interest. In their minds, they were not doing anything remarkable or picture worthy, just the daily work they needed to get done. I see this everywhere I go. Women are almost always working, even if I’m distracting them by gathering them for group discussions, […]