A particular focus of HIC-SARP work is on promoting and protecting the equal rights of women to housing, land, property and inheritance. HIC-SARP aims to achieve its goals through advocacy, research, human rights education, and outreach through network building at local, national and international levels.
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)’s main objective is to contribute to poverty alleviation and the Millennium Development Goals through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure. The GLTN has developed a global partnership on land issues, pulling together global partners, as well as many individual members. These partners include international networks of civil society, International Finance Institutions, international research and training institutions, donors and professional bodies.
Online database produced by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) contains Country level information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities embedded in land rights. Includes national legal framework, customary law, international treaties.
Dimitra est un projet d'information et de communication participative qui contribue à améliorer la visibilité des populations rurales, particulièrement des femmes. Le but de Dimitra est de mettre en lumière les rôles en tant que producteurs et productrices des hommes et des femmes, pour que leurs intérêts respectifs soient davantage pris en compte et qu’ils puissent participer pleinement au développement rural de leurs communautés et leur pays. Le projet renforce les capacités des populations rurales, des femmes en particulier, par la diffusion d’information et l’échange d’expériences.
The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs which exists to focus attention on chronic poverty. CPRC is undertaking specific policy analysis which seeks to examine potential gender related entry points for addressing chronic poverty. This stream of work is focusing on gender-specific variables including opportunities for political engagement, legal representation, reproductive health, education, and ownership of assets.
COHRE believes that securing women’s rights to housing and land is fundamental to improving women’s status and their lives. In order to secure women’s housing and land rights, COHRE believes that we must use a methodology and approach that recognises that gender-neutral forms of advocacy are not enough to make a real change in the lives of women.
To address the challenges faced by women in accessing their right to land and property and unite the global community in support of women’s land rights, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) launched the Global Center for Women’s Land Rights in 2009. RDI’s Center provides resources and training on women’s land rights and connects policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. RDI’s Center pilots innovative solutions to women’s lack of secure land rights.
Siraj Sait is a graduate of University of Madras (India), University of London and Harvard Law School. His areas of expertise are human rights, gender and land/housing, refugee and post-conflict studies and Islamic law. Since 2006, he has been member of the International Advisory Board of the Global Land Tool Network www.gltn.net. He is also on the MTSIP Review Panel of UN-HABITAT and the World Bank’s project evaluation committee.