Four new settlements have been visited in Area 25A and Area 49. Once again, we witnessed encouraging results from the Equal Land Rights For All 2013 project and we were told really interesting stories from women trying to get their land registered.
These stories provided significant aspects to be considered for the project. Thank to the interviews, we can understand the main challenges women are facing through the registration process. I did my best to tell these stories through the photographic work that will be completed by the end of this week and exhibited during the Run4Rights 2014.
Still with regard to the outcomes, we are currently carrying out a study aiming at providing a more accurate measure of the project’s impacts: local chiefs from the 33 settlements where LUPPEN has members have been asked to report the number of women who have successfully registered their land with the chief or the City Council. Cases in process will also be reported. It is an ambitious and difficult task given the laziness of some chiefs… but it would definitely help get a better overview of the full impact.
Tomorrow, we are heading off to Chingwirizano and Chinsapo in the south of Lilongwe. Thanks a lot for following and supporting MUD Africa! / Pierre