2030 Agenda, Gender-Responsive Development, Land + Housing

The Impact of Gender-Responsive Land Tools in Zambia

In partnership with UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), Huairou Commission and its members in Zambia – People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHPZ) / Zambia Homeless, Poor People’s Federation (ZHPPF) and Katuba Women’s Association (KWA) – have led a pilot of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) in Mungule Chiefdom, Chibombo District since September 2015. The project has been implemented in collaboration with Chieftainess Mungule, Mungule Ward Council, Village Headmen and Women and local community members, and has provided a platform where community members (especially women and youth) are able to engage their leaders on land matters.


The successes in Mungule Chiefdom have led to great demand for STDM implementation by Headmen and Women in other areas. In the words of Chief Chamuka in Chisamba District, “If we empower women with land, then the woman is going to bring the best out of this land…. This land for the woman, as well as that for the man, should be secured.”


We invite you to watch this video to learn more about the Zambia pilot: