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Her Land. Her Rights. Desertification and Drought Day 2023 shines a spotlight on gender equality

On this year's Desertification and Drought Day on June 17, the UNCCD has decided to celebrate the immense contributions of women to global efforts in combating land degradation. 👩‍🌾🌱
Despite their critical role, women continue to face unequal access to and control over land in the majority of countries. The theme for this year, "Her Land. Her Rights.," aims to bring attention to the urgent need for gender equality in land management decisions and highlights the importance of empowering women to restore and protect our precious land resources.
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Some few facts:
- One-third of the world's female population face a high or very high exposure to droughts
- Over one third of the world's working women are employed in agrifood systems
- Nearly half of the global agricultureal workforce is female yet lesss than 1 in 5 landholders worlwide are women
- In over 100 countries, women are still denied their rights to inherit their husband's property due to discriminatory laws and practices. 😓
- Women globally spend 200 million hours each day collecting water
The impact of desertification, land degradation, and drought on women and girls is disproportionate. They often bear the brunt of reduced agricultural yields and increased water scarcity, exacerbating the challenges they face. More than ever it is crucial to recognise that investing in women's equal access to land and associated assets is not only a matter of justice but also a direct investment in their future and the future of humanity.
Because here are some hopeful facts:
- Giving women the same access as men to agricultureal resources could reduce world hunger by 17%! Can you imagine?
- Children whose mothers own land are up to 33% less likely to be underweight
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) higlights the urgency of these issues with this year's theme and raises awareness about the barriers women and girls face in decision-making on land issues, highlights their contributions to sustainable land management and broader SDGs, and mobilises global support for advancing land rights for women and girls worldwide.
It is essential for governments to promote laws, policies, and practices that put an end to discrimination and secure women's rights to land and resources. Businesses also have a crucial role to play by prioritising women and girls in their investments, facilitating access to finance and technology, and ensuring equitable opportunities. Do you know any organisation or companies encouragins women's access to land? If so, send them climate love 💚



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    • Andy Kadir-Buxton

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      • Joseph Githinji

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        Women are a strong pillar to climate action and considering the fact that they are the most hit by climate change effects, this is a great way to secure a better future for women. I endorse this 100%

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        • Patrick Kiash

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          Indeed it's very essential for any government to support laws and policies that support women rights including ownership of land.

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          • zelda ninga

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            This is something that they should have done a long time ago, Women are the ones that suffer if the land is not of good use,

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            • Joyce Waturu

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              Women have infinite capacity to combat desertification but their place/effort has always been downplayed.This years theme is exemplary and could be a game changer.

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              • Daniel Waweru

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                Women play a major role in conserving the environment and they should receive such accolades. They deserve the right of the land by all means

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              • Ford Brodeur

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                Great review! Glad to see UNCCD putting a better spotlight on women and how the climate crisis affects women's rights.

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                • ance Star

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                  Women are also benefit factor toward to help fight climate change

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    These people deserve rights to the lands

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                    • mercy nduta

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                      Women's leadership is the key to successful action in tackling climate change.

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                    • Rashid Kamau

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                      Women are our best advocates to fight climate change and they should not be degraded whatsoever.

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                      • Jane Wangui

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                        @rashid_kamau its great that they are at the forefront.

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