Over 20% of the world’s population is Muslim and Islamic Law plays a significant role in women’s right to land and property. As a consultant with UN-HABITAT Global Land Tools Network (GLTN), Ruth Cook will be facilitating a workshop in Cairo from 1-3 March. Focusing on secure tenure for women in Muslim communities the workshop aims to develop land policies that can be promoted within Islamic law. Action learning will form a key part of the workshop – enabling participants to examine the challenges women face in Muslim countries and to form an action plan for developing potential new “land tools”.
GLTN is setting an international agenda on land through a global network of partners. Their focus is on access to land and security for poor people. They are developing a set of “land tools” that are practical ways to solve problems in land management and administration with the capability to be scaled up for regions or whole countries.
Following the action learning sessions in Cairo, it is hoped the key partners will continue working on this project as a virtual action learning set.