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Securing Land Rights for Women

Full citation: Daley, E. and Englert, B., "Securing Land Rights for Women" 4(1) JOURNAL OF EASTERN AFRICAN STUDIES (2010).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
Multiple Countries, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda
Creator:
Daley, E. and Englert, B.
Year:
2010

Gender and Property Rights within Postconflict Situations

Full citation:Lastarria-Cornhiel, S., "Gender and Property Rights within Postconflict Situation," 12 USAID ISSUE PAPER (April 2005).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Rwanda
Creator:
Lastarria-Cornhiel, S.
Year:
2005

Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment

Full citation: IDLO, "Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment," IDLO REPORT (2013). - This paper highlights some of the challenges and solutions for women’s access to justice in diverse legal systems. It shows that women face structural and cultural barriers to accessing justice – insufficient knowledge of rights and remedies, illiteracy or poor literacy, and lack of resources or time to participate in justice processes. This is all the more so as women usually have intensive family responsibilities. Even where women can access the formal justice sector, the outcomes of the process often fall far short of those envisaged by international standards, particularly with regard to property rights, inheritance, divorce and child custody, and spousal abuse. Focusing on legal empowerment as a way to improve both access to justice and the quality of justice women receive, the study presents strategies and best practices in both formal and informal justice systems. Legal empowerment approaches share one core concept: using the law to enable disadvantaged groups to access justice and realize basic rights. They include legal education; legal aid services; support for non-discriminatory dispute resolution fora to complement or supplement informal systems; training of paralegals; and rights awareness. In considering whether such approaches can improve the quality of justice women receive, Accessing Justice brings together a number of IDLO-sponsored case studies in Afghanistan, India, Namibia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Morocco, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. These highlight a variety of lessons for development practitioners, both in terms of engagement with the informal legal sector and, more generally, for the use of legal empowerment and top-down / bottom-up strategies. In an appropriate context, carefully designed legal empowerment strategies may constitute a valuable contribution to improving women’s access to justice.
[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Afghanistan, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, India
Creator:
IDLO
Year:
2013

Rwanda Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Republic of Rwanda
Years:
2010, 2003

Rwanda Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Republic of Rwanda
Years:
1999, 1988

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

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

Rwanda Abunzi Law

This law governs the system of abunzi mediation in Rwanda.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Government of Rwanda
Year:
2010

Rwanda Environment Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Government of Rwanda
Year:
2005

Rwanda Land Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Government of Rwanda
Year:
2013

Rwanda Land Lease Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Government of Rwanda
Year:
2007

Rwanda Law on Mortgages

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Government of Rwanda
Years:
2010, 2009