Women’s access to land in Senegal : some lessons from the baseline study | Land Portal

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janvier 2020
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The movement to secure women’s land rights in Senegal needs to take into account the rights of all sections of the targeted communities. Hence, the cases presented testify to specific situations along with evaluations of initiatives targeting improvement of women’s land rights. For instance, much of the quota land allocated by the Delta Development and Operations Corporation (SAED) is either untapped, sold, or exploited by male members of the beneficiary women’s families. In a context of scarcity of resources, unprecedented land pressure, the persistence of sociocultural constraints and the weak economic power of women, women’s collective access is another strategy, not always successful.

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