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“It takes a village” to protect a woman’s land

Posted April 14, 2014

A forthcoming article by Rachael Knight, Director of Namati’s Community Land Protection Program, and co-author Marianna Bicchieri, Chief Technical Advisor on land and gender at the Food and Agricultural Organization, points to the importance of addressing women’s land rights at the community-level, rather than solely through individual land titling. Their publication, presented at the 2014 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, argues that in contexts where granting individual land titles to women runs counter to local customary legal and social paradigms, it is more effective and sustainable to support communities to create local mechanisms that protect women’s land and …

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Syria: From Corrupt State Institutions to the Economy of Violence

Posted by on March 14, 2014


An interview with Zaki Mehchy of the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR)

Zaki Mehchy is a co-founder of the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR), an NGO established in Damascus in 2011 to study poverty. Its work has been overtaken by the conflict that has engulfed his country. Zaki attended Namati’s regional meeting of legal empowerment practitioners in Amman, Jordan.

AMMAN – “We are now focusing on studies relating to the Syrian crisis and we are producing a regular report on the impact of the crisis in terms of the economic impact, the loss on GDP as well as …

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