WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of Syrian women who have fled the eight-year war are stuck in a "legal limbo", unable to own or reclaim land when they go home, driving some to marry off their underage daughters to acquire property, researchers said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Blockchain can prove a potent force to strengthen people's land rights, but a poor understanding of how the technology works has so far limited its impact, researchers said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly one in three people living in West and Central Africa fear losing their homes and land in the next five years, according to a survey of 33 countries, making it the region where people feel most insecure about their property.
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of women worldwide are still unable to access and own land despite laws recognizing their rights, researchers and campaigners said on Monday as they urged countries to bridge the gap between policy and practice.
PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's untapped communication skills make them "uniquely placed" to explain the damaging impacts of an overheating planet and spur climate action by the public, mayors said on Thursday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cot standing next to an overflowing kitchen sink; yellowing moldy walls; a used mattress lying by a washing machine and bags of clothes – these rooms make up the homes of London's poorest children.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As freezing temperatures grip the Swedish capital, dozens of downtown billboards have swapped commercial ad content for directions guiding the homeless to their nearest shelter.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ransom-hungry pirates, polar explorers, offshore oil giants - the race for the riches of the world's final frontier is on.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From "citizen science" identifying slavery to drones mapping degraded land, technology and data can help create a "search bar for the planet" and detect and fight all manner of human rights abuses, experts told a conference on Thursday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land laws mean nothing unless communities can prove their ownership, researchers said on Thursday, calling for better tools to map the land and stave off conflict over property.