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The Legal Assessment Tool (LAT) for gender-equitable land tenure was developed by FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) for the purpose of providing prompt, targeted and effective policy advice and capacity development to FAO’s Member countries working towards gender-equitable land tenure.
The LAT is built around 30 legal indicators, divided under 8 clusters of key elements for targeted policy intervention:
- Ratification of human rights instruments
- Elimination of gender-based discrimination in the Constitution
- Recognition of women’s legal capacity
- Gender equality of rights with respect to nationality
- Gender equality in property rights
- Gender equality in inheritance
- Gender-equitable implementation, dispute mechanisms and access to justice
- Women’s participation in national and local institutions enforcing land legislation
More information can be found in the FAO Legal Assessment Tool (LAT) website and in the Land Library Resource: "What is the Legal Assessment Tool (LAT) for gender-equitable land tenure?".
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