The Women’s Land Rights in Southern Africa Project (WOLAR) is aimed at enhancing women’s access to, ownership of, control over land and other productive resources and services in order to meet their basic livelihood needs and become more economically independent and secure.
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Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesOctubre, 2009Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudáfrica
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesOctubre, 2009Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, África
Includes the legal and policy situation relating to women’s land rights in Southern Africa; women farmers speak out on which land rights are being enjoyed, or not; potential springboards to the realisation of women’s land rights; baseline trends and key conclusions; recommended action points.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesDiciembre, 2003Sudáfrica, África
Short (4-page) report on this workshop covering why a successful workshop?, why this workshop?, what were the main themes?, key issues raised in presentations, discussions and working groups, the follow up, website links to the full report of the workshop.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesMayo, 2002Zambia, África
Examines policy and legal reforms in the 1990s; strengths of the 1995 Lands Act and civil society concerns about it; policy framework; Lands Tribunal; women’s constraints in customary land, alienation of land, inheritance and accessing urban land, government attempts to promote women’s access and control over land; conclusions and future challenges.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesJulio, 2021Etiopía
Land in Ethiopia is held by the state, who acts as a custodian for the Ethiopian people. Even though it is the state which controls land ownership, farmers and pastoralists are guaranteed a lifetime ‘holding’ right that provides rights to use the land, rent it out, donate, inherit and sharecrop it. Everything except sell and mortgage it. On paper and under existing formal laws, women have equal rights to men as far as use and control of and access to land is concerned.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosJunio, 2022Mozambique
Mozambique is a State Party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Over the last two decades, the government of Mozambique has developed legal and policy frameworks to align its legislation with core human rights instruments, promote gender equality, and foster women’s land rights. Mozambique has gained considerable international recognition for these important efforts.
Library ResourceDocumentos de conferencias e informesFebrero, 1998Rwanda
Looks at property rights and returnees, the situation of women in relation to property rights, consequences of women’s lack of access to land, initiatives taken by national authorities to improve women’s property rights, and initiatives taken by UNHCR.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesSudáfrica, Uganda, África
To better understand the role of tenure security in protecting against, and mitigating the effects of, HIV and violence, this book explores these linkages in Amajuba, South Africa and Iganga, Uganda. Results from the qualitative study revealed that property ownership, while not easily linked to women’s ability to prevent HIV infection, can nonetheless mitigate the impact of AIDS, and enhance a woman’s ability to leave a violent situation.
Library ResourceDocumentos de política y resúmenesDiciembre, 2013Tanzania
In northern Tanzania, new grassroots groups called Women’s Rights and Leadership Forums (WRLFs) are mobilizing women and men in pastoralist communities to promote and defend local land rights. This briefing highlights some of the WRLFs’ achievements and strategies; asks how these forums, which appear to be a part of an emerging grassroots social movement for land rights, can be further supported; and explores whether such forums could be replicated elsewhere in the region
Library ResourceLegislaciónJulio, 2016Tanzania
This Act amends various written laws including the Forest Act, 2002 (in respect of fines), the Veterinary Act, 2003 (in respect of qualifications for registration as a Veterinarian), Wildlife Conservation Act (in respect of fines for illegal activities regarding trophies), the Courts (Land Disputes Settlements) Act, 2002 (in respect of appeals) and the Probate and Administration of Estates Act (in respect of the definition "small estates").
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