Working towards these commitments
Ensure gender justice in relation to land, taking all necessary measures to pursue both de jure and de facto equality, enhancing the ability of women to defend their land rights and take equal part in decision-making, and ensuring that control over land and the benefits that are derived thereof are equal between women and men, including the right to inherit and bequeath tenure rights.
Equal land rights for women
Prevent and remedy land grabbing, respecting traditional land use rights and local livelihoods, and ensuring that all large-scale initiatives that involve the use of land, water and other natural resources comply with human rights and environmental obligations and are based on: the free, prior and informed consent of existing land users; a thorough assessment of economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts with respect to both women and men; democratic planning and independent oversight; and transparent contracts that respect labour rights, comply with social and fiscal obligations and are specific and binding on the sharing of responsibilities and benefits. Where adverse impacts on human rights and legitimate tenure rights have occurred, concerned actors should provide for, and cooperate in, impartial and competent mechanisms to provide remedy, including through land restitution and compensation.
Effective actions against land grabbing
Respect and protect the civil and political rights of human rights defenders working on land issues, combat the stigmatization and criminalisation of peaceful protest and land rights activism, and end impunity for human rights violations, including harassment, threats, violence and political imprisonment
Protected land rights defenders
Organiser et former les communautés sur leurs droits afin qu’elles puissent elle-même se défendre et s’inviter à la table de discussion sur la gouvernance foncière.
Informer et former les communautés ; organiser des campagnes de sensibilisation à l’endroit des communautés, des chefs coutumiers et des autorités politiques et administratives ; faire des plaidoyer auprès des décideurs ; mobiliser les communautés pour la défense de leurs droits.
Local - Nous intervenons dans les zones rurales et urbaines. Dans les régions de l’intérieur de la Côte d’Ivoire et Abidjan.