Cultivating Women’s Rights for Access to Land | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
October 2005
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
mokoro:5575

Country analysis and recommendations for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Viet Nam. Analyzes the de jure and customary discriminations faced by women in terms of land access in these 10 countries. Each country study starts with a data box, followed by a Rural Women Profile, a summary of women’s constitutional rights and the national legislation, an examination of customary systems in place, identification of the main constraints to women’s access to land, a set of recommendations, and the status of ratifications of relevant major international treaties. Hopes to provide a base from which future work to give women a stronger voice in household, local and national decisions should be formulated. Need to begin work at the bottom by giving women a voice for expressing their needs and hopes in terms of land.

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ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today - helping over 13 million of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide.

Publisher(s): 

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today - helping over 13 million of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide.

Data provider

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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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