This five-year project by NRC is designed to help increase displaced women’s access to housing, land and property (HLP) rights through international advocacy. It focuses specifically on conflict and post-conflict countries or regions, as this increases women’s overall vulnerability and in particular their ability to claim their HLP rights.
The evidence base for the initiative is drawn from six country research studies, which look at different aspects of displaced women’s HLP rights. The countries are Afghanistan, Palestine (Gaza), Lebanon, Ecuador, South Sudan and Liberia. In particular, NRC is looking at its own extensive operational experience as a provider of information, counselling and legal aid related to housing, land and property rights in 20 countries afflicted by conflict and post-conflict for over 15 years. Legal case analysis and other desk research have also been used to create a fuller picture.
The initiative has provided well-researched legal, policy and practice recommendations for the humanitarian community, including governments and civil society in the countries covered by the research. The key outputs of the initiative are a headline report providing global recommendations and a set of five country reports, accompanied by photos, films and case studies of women affected by the issue.
The project is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and by the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.