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Those who try to reap where they never sowed: Gender, land rights, and financialization

In the context of the “global land grab,” both international institutions and activists look for ways to protect the land rights of rural peoples. However, in her recent IFJP article, Andrea M. Collins points out that we also need to think about how women are uniquely impacted by land use changes – and neither institutions nor activists have it fully figured out…

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Is women’s economic empowerment the key to global prosperity and peace?

At the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, we have heard what has become an annual refrain: the underrepresentation of women in business is a missed opportunity for both the economy and society. UN Women agreed, arguing this week that if our globalized economy is to bring equitable progress for all, investing in women’s economic empowerment is a must. Women’s economic empowerment is also increasingly recognised as an important part of peacebuilding by the United Nations. In last year’s Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The UN Secretary-General rightly called women’s economic disempowerment “both a cause and an effect of conflict”.

This claim is backed up by decades of feminist research into the gendered political economies of war…

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