Evidence shows that women can benefit from having individualised land rights formalized in their names. However, similar evidence is not available for formalization of land rights that are based on collective tenure. Studies have estimated that as much as 65 percent of the world’s land is held under customary, collective-tenure systems.
customary land rights
Customary land rights refer to the enjoyment of some use of land that arises through customary, unwritten practice rather than through written codified law.