Gendered Land Rights – Process, Struggle, or Lost C(l)ause? | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

Resource information

Date of publication: 
November 2002
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
mokoro:5479

Highly condensed paper on gendered land rights, written principally for Oxfam staff and partners, and summarising some of the literature on Africa and elsewhere. Includes ‘the women were left out again’ (in Uganda); why bother with women’s land rights?; only secondary rights; the invention of ‘tradition’; the unproblematic ‘household’; resistance is certain; family law – the way forward, or just reinforcing marginalisation?; statutory law and social change; class is still with us; land and agrarian reforms and women’s movements; the shadow of HIV/AIDS in Africa; some very hard choices; how do you ‘do gender’ in land reform, and what about the cost?; how to strengthen women’s land rights?

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Robin Palmer
Corporate Author(s): 

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.

To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are also needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive.

We will always act, we will speak out, and we won't live with poverty.

Publisher(s): 

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.

To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are also needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive.

We will always act, we will speak out, and we won't live with poverty.

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Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.

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