This Program aims to increase farmers’ awareness of land rights, facilitate their ability to exercise these rights, collect evidence on the (key) barriers farmers face in upholding land rights, and strengthen the capacity of local civil society organizations and mass organizations to advocate for gender equitable application of existing laws.
A key activity in the project is the organization and support of teams of Community Volunteers for Gender Equality Advocacy (CVGEA) to help farmers, particularly women farmers, in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An to improve their understanding of land rights.
- Increase women’s knowledge of their legal rights to land according to current law, and increase their understanding and recognition of women’s and men’s equality before Vietnamese law, particularly their access to land rights;
- Raise awareness of gender-based challenges in implementing land rights in rural areas;
- Increase awareness of how women can exercise and protect their own land rights while respecting the rights of their fellow citizens
ICRW and ISDS believe that the first step to securing land rights requires raising awareness of everyone’s legal rights, and emphasizing that women’s rights are protected by law and are just as important as men’s.
The toolkit has five modules:
- Rights and Gender in Vietnam
- Land Law and Gender
- Land Rights in Marriage and Family
- Inheritance Law, Wills, and Women
- Monitoring Skills for the CVGEA