Women’s Land Rights in Customary Dispute Resolution in Rwanda: Lessons from a Pilot Intervention by RCN Justice et Démocratie | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Agosto 2012
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
Rwanda LAND (Research) - 87
Copyright details: 
Focus on Land in Africa (FOLA)

This brief discusses a pilot intervention in Rwanda led by the Belgian
NGO, RCN Justice & Démocratie, with support from the International
Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Belgian Government. A
more detailed and complete discussion of the pilot is given in Lankhorst
and Veldman (2011a). The pilot aimed to transform the customary
resolution of disputes involving women’s land claims concerning
inheritance or marital relations. The intervention examined whether
and to what extent it was possible to increase the scope for acceptance
of such claims under customary law, notably, by promoting a more
inclusive approach to dispute resolution based on mediation and
negotiation techniques.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Marco Lankhorst




Focus on Land in Africa (FOLA) is an educational resource for development practitioners and policy makers that explores how land and natural resource rights affect, and are effected by, development in Africa.  Through raising awareness of these issues, FOLA aims to elevate land and natural resource rights as an urgent priority for development in Africa. 

Proveedor de datos

The LAND Project is a five year program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Its primary goal is strengthening the resilience of Rwandan citizens, communities and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, environmental and social changes.

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