'My Land, My Life' - West African Women March for Land Rights

Rural women across West Africa will march to demand equal land rights on Tuesday to mark International Women's Day, as activists urge African nations to invest in female farmers.

Women in the region lack secure access to land and find their rights under threat as such land laws as there are limited and are often ignored, organisations such as Oxfam, ActionAid and the ONE campaign said.

Female farmers and agriculture workers are widely unaware of such laws, are outnumbered in local committees and positions of power and are absent from key decisions, the organisations said.

http://news.trust.org/item/20160308123106-lf82r

UNDP

#solar