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Kenya: Renewed Campaign to Protect Women's Land Rights

Nairobi — Pressure is mounting to include a National Land Policy that ensures equal access to land between women and men in Kenya's new constitution.

"It is important that the National Land Policy is anchored on the new constitution. It is under the old law that women have suffered several abuses to their land and property rights, mainly through married women's lack of control of property and unequal division of property upon divorce or separation," observed Evelyn Opondo of the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya Chapter (FIDA-Kenya), speaking at a forum on land rights in Kenya held in Nairobi in November. ... more...

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