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Kick-off event: Strengthening Women’s Land Rights – Crucial for SDG’s
Kick-off event: Strengthening Women’s Land Rights – Crucial for SDG’s
Thursday December 13, 2018 Image: LANDac
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Rijnstraat 8
The Hague, 2515 XP Netherlands
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LANDac, Both ENDS, Kadaster International, ActionAid, Oxfam Novib and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize the the kick-off event “Strengthening Women’s Land Rights – Crucial for SDGs”  on December 13, 2018 in The Hague. 

This kick-off event serves as a start for a follow-up trajectory of initiatives on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Land Governance in the coming months, as well as a preparation for face-to-face meetings with different departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January 2019.

The event takes place on December 13, 2018 from 15:30 to 17:00 at the “black steps” on the 4th floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague and will be closed with the festive launch of a photo exhibition.

Please register for this event by sending an email to before December 7, 2018.


Women and men’s equal rights to use, access and control land are crucial for the livelihoods, including income and health, of women, men and their families, as put forward in the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT). At this inspiring and informative event lessons learned are discussed from successful grassroots initiatives to improve land rights for women, supported by the Netherlands. What do these lessons mean for the gender ambitions in the policy note “Investing in Global Prospects”? How can these lessons be applied in work on foreign trade and development cooperation? Impact stories will be shared by women who are involved in different initiatives in order to generate concrete ideas for follow-up which should result in action and results on the ground.


15.00 Coffee/ tea

15.30 Welcome by MinFA representative

15.45 What’s out there? Moderated interview with the speakers

16.15 Discussion with the audience

16.50 What’s next? Introduction to the follow-up trajectory

17.00 Photo exhibition


Catherine Gatundu, ActionAid International Kenya and member GAGGA advisory board

Ellen Matupi, Rural Women Assembly & National Smallholder Farmers Association, Malawi

Sostine Namanya, National Association of Professional Environmentalists, Uganda

Snehlatha Nath, Keystone, India


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