S3. Ep. 6: Innovating towards gender equality and land rights

How do you implement and educate on land ownership and equality for women in a disempowering patriarchal society?

This is the big problem that innovator, activist and advocate, Dr Monica Magoke-Mhoja faces in Tanzania. Land ownership laws changed in 2014 but disempowering and unjust practices to do with land ownership remained the same. In this thought-provoking episode of the Just For A Change podcast powered by The Bertha Centre for Innovation and Change, our host, Ntombini Marrangane unpacks this powerful story of hope.

We hear how innovation and technology have changed the lives of women who have historically been disenfranchised. We get a glimpse into the domino effect this important work has, not just the women themselves, but in Tanzania and further afield.

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Links you should know about:
Bertha Centre: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

Dr. Monica Magoke-Mhoja: https://berthafoundation.org/story/bertha-challenge-fellow-dr-monica-magoke-mhoja/

Equal rights implementation for women in Tanzania: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/oct/15/women-tanzania-equal-land-rights
Landesa: https://www.landesa.org/

WorldBank article on land and property rights: https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/7-reasons-land-and-property-rights-be-top-global-agenda

Justin Sandefur on female land ownership in Tanzania: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI5n0
25 Jan English South Africa Non-Profit · Business

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