CSD (and other) documents, processes, national reports, links,
Land Management at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/land.htm
WOMEN, LAND AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Rekha Mehra, ICRW Working paper Series No. 1, 1995, 48 pages, $ 4.00
Order from: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), 1717 Massachuchets Avenue
NW, Suite 302, Washington, DC 20036, USA, Tel +1 202 797 0007, Fax +1 202 797 0020, email@example.com
THE EXPERIENCE OF WOMEN IN CO-MANAGEMENT LANDCARE GROUPS
Posted: 22-07-98. MAF Policy technical paper
This report concludes that co-management groups need to embrace a balance of social,
economic and environmental issues in order to cater for the interests of both women and
men. Due to their experiences of gendered division of labour, women have different
environmental concerns which are often linked to health and family well-being.
WOMEN WORKING IN THE ENVIRONMENT: RESOURCEFUL NATURES
Edited by Carolyn Sachs, Published October 1997
Series on Ecology, Natural Resource Management, and the Environment
This reader debates whether men and women respond differently to the environment and how
this effects conservation, pollution, land use, and other critical environmental issues.
The three questions dealt with are: how women relate to nature, what are the similarities
between the domination of women and the domination of nature, and how can women help solve
ecological problems. The papers in this book discuss these issues in a wide variety of
contexts and present case studies from around the world. Ideal for undergraduate and
graduate classes, chapters are organised around conceptual issues for classroom use.
PEACE FOR HOMES, HOMES FOR PEACE: INTER-REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON WOMEN'S
LAND/PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER SITUATIONS OF CONFLICT AND RECONSTRUCTION
An inter-regional consultation focusing on women's land/property rights in situations of
war and conflict was held in Kigali, Rwanda from 16 to 19 February 1998. The consultation,
hosted by the Government of Rwanda, was jointly organized by the United Nations Centre for
Human Settlements (Habitat), the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP - Rwanda), the
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the United
Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
20 January 1998 - Peace for Homes, Homes for Peace: Inter-Regional Consultation on Women's
Land/Property Rights Under Situations of Conflict and Reconstruction
WOMEN´S ACCESS, CONTROL AND TENURE OF LAND, PROPERTY AND SETTLEMENT ABSTRACT
Ewa Qvist - Sweden (1998)
Both in Bejing (UN 1995) and Istanbul (Habitat 1996) the participating delegates from many
nations stressed the need to improve women´s equitable access to and control of land,
property and settlement. But how is it the situation today in reality? And what can be
done to increase women´s control of land? This paper features a short overview from
different cultures in the world and an account of the obstacles faced by women. Qvist
provides some practical advice on how to achieve equitable access to and control of land,
property and settlement.
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Forty-ninth
session, Item 7 of the provisional agenda
By its decision 1997/114 of 13 April 1997, the Commission on Human Rights, at its
fifty-third session, taking note of resolution 1996/38 of 29 August 1996 of the
Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities approved the
appointment of Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes as Special Rapporteur to prepare a working paper on
indigenous people and their relationship to land with a view to suggesting practical
measures to address ongoing problems in this regard. The present preliminary working paper
will form the foundation for and the framework of a more comprehensive final working
paper. The working paper intends to elaborate upon the problems which exist regarding
indigenous land issues, with a view to contributing to increased understanding between
indigenous peoples and States concerning indigenous land issues, providing assistance for
their just solution, and facilitating the further elaboration of the provisions relevant
to land rights contained in the draft United Nations declaration on the rights of
indigenous peoples (Sub-Commission resolution 1994/45, annex).
WOMEN'S AND MEN'S RIGHTS TO AND CONTROL OF LAND AND PROPERTY IN EASTERN AFRICA
Diana Lee-Smith, August 1995
It is the purpose of this paper to examine women's and men's relationship to land and
property in the context of this history. In particular, the impacts this history has had
on women's current perceptions of, and relationships to, land, property and men will be
elucidated. Strategies that women have developed in response to their lack of power in
patrilineal societies will be examined.
Based on the analysis made, recommendations on a gender sensitive land and property policy
will be outlined, in relation to current social and legal structures in Kenya in
particular. These may have a wider relevance in sub-Saharan Africa.
WOMEN'S ACCESS, CONTROL AND TENURE OF LAND, PROPERTY AND SETTLEMENT
This report is the result of the workshop on "Women's access, control and tenure of
land, property and settlement". The workshop was held in Gävle, Sweden the 9th to
the 11th of October, 1995.