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Land & Housing Publications

Land Post 2015

By Huairou Commission
2015
One-pager produced with Landesa, ActionAid, and the global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.


Engendering Access to Justice: Grassroots Women’s Approaches to Securing Land Rights

By Huairou Commission and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
2014
This community-based research project examines how grassroots women in Africa address key development challenges using innovative approaches for achieving justice in relation to land disputes and gender-based violence brought about by disinheritance and gender discrimination.


Our Justice, Our Leadership: The Grassroots Women’s Community Justice Guide

By Pamela Ransom and Joyce Brown
Huairou Commission, 2013
Our Justice, Our Leadership: The Grassroots Women’s Community Justice Guide was designed to serve grassroots women, trainers, and facilitators involved in community justice activities across Africa. It was written by grassroots women, trainers, and facilitators who are members of the Huairou Commission and its Women’s Land Link Africa (WLLA) initiative.


Global Initiative on Women’s Security of Tenure flyer (English)

By Huairou Commission
2013
Huairou Commission’s Global Initiative on Women’s Security of Tenure is a multi-stakeholder platform to advance an alternative approach to women’s security of tenure that is grounded in grassroots women’s experiences.

 
Global Initiative on Women’s Security of Tenure flyer (Español)

By Huairou Commission
2013
La Iniciativa global sobre la Tenencia Segura para las Mujeres de la Comisión Huairou es una plataforma para avanzar a un enfoque alternativo sobre la seguridad en la tenencia de la tierra para las mujeres que se funde en las experiencias de los grupos de mujeres de base.


Handling Land: Tools for Land Governance and Secure Tenure

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
2012
Mounting pressure and competition mean that improving land governance – the rules, processes and organizations through which decisions are made about land – is more urgent than ever. This book shows how the Global Land Tool Network is addressing these problems and more by setting an international agenda on land.

 

 

Ponte do Maduro: Land Regularization with Gender Equality

By Ayse Yonder, Katia Araujo and Patricia Chaves
January 2011
Report on Shadow Advisory Committee’s International Mission to Ponte do Maduro, Recife, Brazil (10-12 January 2011).

 

Grassroots Women and Land

By Huairou Commission
2011
The Huairou Commission calls for sustained advocacy to advance women’s access, ownership and control over land and resources at the local, national and global levels by positioning grassroots women as knowledge holders in policy making frameworks.



Land and Housing in Latin America: Stories that Inspire

By Kim-Jenna Jurriaans
2011
Two stories of the Land & Housing Campaign in Latin America: “The Bright Light of Luna Creciente,” an Interview with Ecuadorian Grassroots Leader Elva Ulcuango; and “An Unusual Community,” and interview with Maria Auxiliadora co-founder Rose Mary Irusta Perez.



Tools For Securing Land and Property

By Huairou Commission
2011
Grassroots Women’s avenues to claiming, gaining and maintaining land, housing and property.



Integrated Sustainable Development & Women’s Empowerment in Bihar, India

By Jeffrey Kaloustian
2010
Report of Huairou Commission field researcher’s consultations with members of five women’s community-based savings and credit cooperatives in Bihar, India (20-24 August 2010).



Grassroots Sisterhood Foundation: Supporting Equitable Land Rights and Food Security in Ghana

By Jeffrey Kaloustian and Fati Alhassan
2010
In October-November 2009, the Huairou Commission held focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with 60 women in communities within the Tolon-Kumbungu, Savelugu-Nanton, and Tamale regions in northern Ghana, where extreme poverty and food insecurity are widespread.


WLLA—Grassroots Women’s Land Academy Report 2010 (3rd Annual)

By Huairou Commission
May 2010
Women’s Land Link Africa (WLLA) Report: Grassroots Women Focus on Peer Learning, Exchange of Grassroots Tools, and Action Plans for the Future

WLLA—Grassroots Women’s Land Academy Report 2009 (2nd Annual)

By Huairou Comission
2009
The second annual Women’s Land Link Africa (WLLA) Land Academy took place from 22-26 March 2009 in Accra, Ghana.

WLLA—Grassroots Women’s Land Academy Report 2008

By Huairou Commission
March 2008
Women’s Land Link Africa (WLLA) Report: Grassroots Women Focus on Peer Learning, Exchange of Grassroots Tools, and Action Plans for the Future.


Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) Matrix Brochure

Developed in partnership with UN-Habitat, Global Land Tool Network, Huairou Commission, International Federation of Surveyors-FIG and University of East London
2008
The gender evaluation criteria framework explores how to judge whether a large-scale land tool is sufficiently gender-responsive, to identify where more work needs to be done, and possible entry-points to make a tool equally beneficial to women and men.

 
 
Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) Matrix Brochure (PORTUGUÊS)

Developed in partnership with UN-Habitat, Global Land Tool Network, Huairou Commission, International Federation of Surveyors-FIG and University of East London
2008
The gender evaluation criteria framework explores how to judge whether a large-scale land tool is sufficiently gender-responsive, to identify where more work needs to be done, and possible entry-points to make a tool equally beneficial to women and men.


Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) Matrix Brochure (FRANÇAIS)

Developed in partnership with UN-Habitat, Global Land Tool Network, Huairou Commission, International Federation of Surveyors-FIG and University of East London
2008
The gender evaluation criteria framework explores how to judge whether a large-scale land tool is sufficiently gender-responsive, to identify where more work needs to be done, and possible entry-points to make a tool equally beneficial to women and men.


Monitoring and Evaluation: A How-to Handbook for Grassroots Women’s Organizations

By Renee Kantelberg and Jo Kempon, on behalf of the Huairou Commission
2007
The objectives of this handbook are to: provide an overview of some of the basic concepts and central issues in M&E; introduce an overall framework that will help grassroots women implement an M&E system appropriate to their context; and introduce a number of concepts and tools to help grassroots women engage in a practical approach to monitoring and evaluation.

 

Community Mapping: A How-To Handbook for Grassroots Women’s Organizing

By Matt Wade with the assistance of Nicole Ganzekaufer, Shannon Hayes, Nipin Vanvadharan and Swayan Shikshan Prayog (SSP)
2007
A handbook on community mapping, a participatory process for assessing the situations in a community and documenting the knowledge of community members.

 

Peer Exchange Handbook

By Steve Jeanetta, PhD, produced by the Huairou Commission
2007
Peer Exchanges: Sharing the Experiences of Grassroots Women’s Organizations.

 

Land Ownership and Property Control: Grassroots Women Document Innovations in Practice

By Jacqueline Leavitt PhD, on behalf of Huairou Commission
June 2006
The lack of land ownership and control over housing are destructive to the everyday lives of women in much of Africa. Women’s groups are responding in innovative ways to change their lives; this report focuses on grassroots women’s strategies to attain and manage land, housing and property.


Shaping Our Own Destiny: Experiences of Micro Finance Programme in Slum and Squatter Communities in Kathmandu and Lalitpur Cities

By Lumanti Support Group for Shelter
December 2006
Lumanti Support Group for Shelter is a non-governmental organization dedicated towards alleviation of urban poverty in Nepal through the improvement of shelter conditions in
slum and squatter settlements.

 
 

Key Messages of the Action Research: Engendering Bottom-Up Justice Reform—A Grassroots Women’s Approach to Accessing Justice

By Regina Pritchett
The study examines how over 70 grassroots women-led groups in 7 countries in Africa—Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe—are using a gender empowerment framework to help women and communities access justice in diverse contexts of legal pluralism.


 
 
Tools for Change

By Mayra Gomez, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions;
and Birte Scholz, Huairou Commission
Applying United Nations standards to secure women’s housing, land, and property rights in the context of HIV.