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Towards Achieving Equal Rights in Marriage

Full Citation: Singh, K., "Towards Achieving Equal Rights in Marriage," 24 ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY (June 2012).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
India
Creator:
Singh, K.
Year:
2012

Married Women's Rights to Land in China's Traditional Farming Areas

Full Citation: Li, Y. and Yin-Sheng, X., "Married Women's Rights to Land in China's Traditional Farming Areas," 15(49) JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA 621 (2006). - This paper focuses on women’s land rights in their maiden village in traditional farming areas, and shows, based on an analysis of a case study combined with a questionnaire survey, that married women’s land rights tend to be retained in their parent’s village with the implementation of new policy and land contract laws, but that they have almost no rights in their maiden families after marriage, due to the influence of traditional marriage notions and customs. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
China
Creator:
Li, Y. and Yin-Sheng, X.
Year:
2006

The Recently Revised Marriage Law of China: The Promise and the Reality

Full Citation: Ogletree, C. Jr. and de Silva-de Alwis, R., "The recently revised marriage law of China: The promise and the reality," 13(2) TEXAS JOURNAL OF WOMEN AND THE LAW 251 (2004).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
China
Creator:
Ogletree, C. Jr. and de Silva-de Alwis, R.
Year:
2004

Rural Women, Displacement and the Three Gorges Project

Full Citation: Tan, Y., Hugo, G. and Potter, L., "Rural Women, Displacement and the Three Gorges Project," 36 DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE 711 (2005).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
China
Creator:
Tan, Y., Hugo, G., and Potter, L.
Year:
2005

Who Owns the Land? Gender and Land-Titling Programmes in Latin America

Full citation: Deere, C. D. and Leon, M., "Who Owns the Land? Gender and Land-Titling Programmes in Latin America," 1(3) JOURNAL OF AGRARIAN CHANGE 440 (July 2001). - The main focus of state intervention in Latin American agriculture in the 1990s was on land-titling programs, designed to promote security of tenure and enliven land markets. A review of seven of these projects suggests that they were often designed without sufficient attention to civil codes and marital regimes that protect women's property rights. They often ignored that a household's endowment of land may consist of three forms of property: the wife's, the husband's, and jointly owned property. By assuming that the family farm is owned by the male household head, these projects trampled upon women's ownership rights. Nonetheless, the share of female beneficiaries of land-titling projects has been much higher than the share of women adjudicated land under the agrarian reforms of previous decades. This is partly because the primary way that women acquire land is through inheritance, and inheritance appears to be more gender equitable than other manners of acquiring land. It is also due to the impact of the more gender-equitable agrarian legislation of the current period, itself a product of the impact of women's movements on the state. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Deere, C. D. and Leon, M.
Year:
2001

Report on the proceedings of the National Conference on Women’s Land and Property Rights and Livelihood in Namibia, with a Special Focus on HIV/AIDS

Full citation: Namibia Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare & FAO, "Report on the proceedings of the National Conference on Women’s Land and Property Rights and Livelihood in Namibia, with a Special Focus on HIV/AIDS," (July 2005).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
Namibia
Creator:
Namibia Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare & FAO
Year:
2005

Rwanda: The conditions under which a woman can obtain a divorce

Full title:

Rwanda: The conditions under which a woman can obtain a divorce; whether she can keep her children, receive alimony from her former husband or receive a share of the property; how the civil courts function, and the treatment of divorced mothers with no family

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Year:
2007

Citation Only: District Court Rules, 2009

Currently, we do not have the full-text of this law. Please contact us if you have this document. Thank you!

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Ghana
Creator:
Government of Ghana
Year:
2009

Cocoa, Marriage, Labour, and Land in Ghana: Some Matrilineal and Patrilineal Perspectives

Full citation: Duncan, B.A. (2010). “Cocoa, Marriage, Labour, and Land in Ghana: Some Matrilineal and Patrilineal Perspectives.” Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 80 (2), 301–21. - Based on field research conducted between April 2006 and November 2007 in four matrilineal and two patrilineal communities located in the Brong Ahafo, Western and Volta regions, the study sets out important changes taking place within the institutions of marriage, land tenure and conjugal labour relations, within the cocoa production sector. Many scholars have documented systems of land exchange between husbands and wives for services rendered within the context of cocoa farming. This study shows that new and previously undocumented forms of informal conjugal unions may be coming into existence in the context of cocoa production, and these new arrangements provide much less land tenure security for women.

In the matrilineal communities especially, formal marriage arrangements appear to be an exception rather than the prevailing norm. Contract marriages, popular in the western region, are essentially seasonal arrangements made between men and women particularly during the cocoa harvesting season, which lasts for a period of three to six months, after which the relationship is either renewed or terminated. No land is exchanged in a contract marriage. Consensual unions are not as secure as formal marriages, but are a step toward formal marriage. In one case, the Ghanaian court said women in such relationships were entitled to a one-third share of cocoa land which they had assisted their partners to develop. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Ghana
Creator:
Duncan, B.A.
Year:
2010

Gender, Land and Local Heterogeneity

Full citation: Lin, Z. and Lixin, Z., "Gender, Land and Local Heterogeneity," 15(49) JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA 637 (2006).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
China
Creator:
Lin, Z. and Lixin, Z.
Year:
2006

Nigeria: A compilation of constitution, statutes, regulations, bye-laws, policies & practices relating to the statuses of women

Research Document – URL link has the following: Cover Page - A compilation of constitution, statutes, regulations, bye-laws, policies & practices relating to the statuses of women. Guidelines and Strategic Implementation Plan. National Distribution of 2007 and 2011 female candidates across political parties. Part 1 - A compilation of constitution, statutes, regulations, bye-laws, policies & practices relating to the statuses of women. Part ii - A compilation of constitution, statutes, regulations, bye-laws, policies & practices relating to the statuses of women and children, applicable in Nigeria.

Collection Type:
Legal Research Resources
Country:
Nigeria
Creator:
National Centre for Women Development
Year:
2005

Bulgaria Family Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Bulgaria
Creator:
Republic of Bulgaria
Year:
1985

Black Market for Brides?

Full Citation: Brulé, R., "Black Market for Brides? NCAER Decentralization," Rural Governance and Inclusive Growth, Retrieved from http://www.ruralgov-ncaer.org/blogs/?p=172 (Mar. 2011).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Brulé, R.
Year:
2011

For a Fair Deal

Full Citation: Singh, K., "For a Fair Deal," 29(10) FRONTLINE (May-June 2012).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Singh, K.
Year:
2012

Land Registration in Ethiopia: Early Impacts on Women

Full citation: Holden, S. and Tefera, T., "Land Registration in Ethiopia: Early Impacts on Women," UN-HABITAT REPORT (October 2008).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Ethiopia
Creator:
Holden, S. and Tefera, T.
Year:
2008

Burkina Faso Family Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Burkina Faso
Creator:
Government of Burkina Faso
Year:
1989

Family Law and Matrimonial Property

This report covers a variety of topics including marriage, divorce, matrimonial property, and succession. Copies of relevant laws are included as annexes but may not be up-to-date.

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Cyiza, A.
Year:
2002

Bride Price

Collection Type:
News & Commentary
Country:
Multiple Countries, Uganda
Creator:
Africa Feel Free Network
Year:
2011

Bridestealing

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Kyrgyz Republic
Creator:
Giovarelli, R.
Year:
2012