Alianza Intercontinental de Redes de Mujeres para el Derecho y el Desarrollo
  • Promoviendo el quehacer político jurídico feminista en América Latina, el Caribe, Asia y África
  • Promoviendo el quehacer político jurídico feminista en América Latina, el Caribe, Asia y África
  • Promoviendo el quehacer político jurídico feminista en América Latina, el Caribe, Asia y África

Within the framework of Kilimanjaro Initiative or "Women on Top of the World", Two days planning workshop was held on 27 and 28 January 2015 in Lomé, Togo. The Workshop was organized by WiLDAF, West Africa Sub Regional Office with the financial support of International Land Coalition (ILC). The event brought together rural women, representatives of organizations working in the field of property law and women’s rights in Togo.

The Kilimanjaro initiative overall objective is to influence land policies at the global, regional and national levels for rural women and the most marginalized groups. Taking as an entry point land and productive resources, Kilimanjaro Campaign is attended to mobilize rural women from across Africa to define the future they want. This involves rural women mobilizing to claim the lives of dignity they deserve, based on secure rights to the resources they need to make a better life for themselves and identifying and overcoming the challenges that hold them back

This workshop is the first in a series of workshops that will take place in five countries namely; Togo, Benin, Senegal, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC). It aims to enable the various stakeholders in the countries identified, to understand and control the project and be fully equipped for its implementation. WiLDAF, West Africa Sub Regional Office, as a member of ILC will help country lead organizations, plan the mobilization in West and Central Africa.

It should be recalled that the initial idea of Kilimanjaro Initiative or "Women on Top of the World» came from 15 rural women during a meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in July 2012. The meeting focused among other things on the need to support rural women to bring out their own issues that are hearing directly from those affected in their numbers and scale (Moving away from case study tradition). As such the Kilimanjaro initiative will involve and be led by rural women including young women, the most marginalized, women’s organizations, farmers organizations and pastoralist organizations with the involvement of a wide range of actors committed to improving women’s rights to land and productive resources. Women can express themselves on the well-known varied end deeply rooted challenged and formed of discrimination that women face.  It is about creating a stronger and more unified voice through common set actions to influence the major international decisions.   A meeting in Johannesburg in 2013  suggested the name of the movement to be “Our Land Our Lives”

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