LEGAL ESTABLISHMENTS AND GENDERED ACCESS TO LAND IN PATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES OF NORTH-WESTERN GHANA | Land Portal

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ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:14289
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23
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Copyright (c) 2018 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

Denial of women in land entitlements especially in patriarchal societies has been a major development concern in Ghana, resulting in promulgation of legal establishments that seek to enhance equality in access to land. This paper examines the underlying factors for gender inequality in land access and usage despite laws established to bridge the gap. Interviews with land custodians and households in North-Western Ghana revealed the desire to preserve cultural heritage as the primary reason for non-inclusion of women in access rights. The interpretation of these laws also tend to look at all other things except access to land. Further, limited knowledge about the existence of legal establishments that seek to ensure gender equality accounts for the persisting exclusion of women in access to land. Consequently, legal establishments need not only strict enforcement but also sensitization programs if the persisting gender inequality gap in patriarchal societies is to be bridged.

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

Doghle, Kizito
King, Rudith Sylvana
Akaabre, Paul Bniface

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