Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control
Last updated on 1 February 2022
This indicator is currently classified as Tier II. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the main Custodian agency. UN Women and the World Bank are partner agencies.
Unit of measure: Articles present in primary and/or secondary legislation.
Official indicator data
The indicator “measures” the level to which a country’s legal framework supports women’s land rights, by testing it against six proxies drawn from international law and internationally accepted good practices.
Currently, data is only available for proxy E: In legal systems that recognise customary land tenure, existence of explicit protection of the land rights of women. It is given on a scale from 1 to 6, where:
1 - there is no evidence of guarantees of gender equality in land ownership and/or control in the legal
6 - highest levels of guarantees of gender equality in land ownership and/or control in the legal framework
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