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During the Regional Conference on Land and Conflict in The East and Horn of Africa, on the 25th of October 2022, UN-Habitat GLTN will be holding an online session on “Securing women’s interests in land in the aftermath of conflict”.

Location: the session will be held online on Microsoft Teams

Concept note: download it here

Connection link: You kindly need to register at the following link and choose among the different session, “Theme 4, session b: Securing women’s interests in land in the aftermath of conflict”.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the session link. This has been updated also in the concept note attached.

The session will take place tomorrow between 4.00-5.30pm EAT.

Time: 4.00-5.30 (EAT) on 25 October 2022

Language: English

During the presentation and the panel session it will be discussed the importance of protecting and securing displaced women’ housing, land, and property (HLP). It will then explore and discuss the challenges and barriers faced by displaced women in claiming and exercising their HLP rights while in displacement and upon return, such as difficulties in accessing justice mechanisms for claiming their rights and the barriers posed by repressive social norms, poverty and loss of social networks through displacement. It will present efforts needed to empower and increase women’s participation in processes related to land management and HLP rights in fragile contexts, such as negotiation and mediation efforts related to access to, use of and control over land and land related resources, dispute resolution processes, land commissions, return and restitution commissions, definition of land and HLP-related provisions in peace agreements and other relevant frameworks.