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Colombia Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Colombia
Creator:
Republic of Colombia
Years:
2015, 2013, 1991

Honduras Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Honduras
Creator:
Republic of Honduras
Years:
2013, 1982

Land Reform Revisited

Full citation: HAKI Network, "Land Reform Revisited," HAKI NETWORK REPORT (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, El Salvador, Bolivia, Peru
Creator:
HAKI Network
Year:
2013

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

Vietnam Law on Land

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Vietnam
Creator:
Vietnamese Government
Years:
2013, 2009, 2003

Cyprus Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Cyprus
Creator:
Republic of Cyprus
Years:
2013, 1960

Israel Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Israel
Creator:
Government of Israel
Years:
2013, 2006

Myanmar Constitution

Note: The Constitution of Myanmar is currently under legislative review. For more information see the below item called Global Legal Monitor - Burma: Constitution Under Legislative Review

***Myanmar is also known as Burma***

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Myanmar
Creator:
Government of Myanmar
Years:
2013, 2008

Zimbabwe Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Zimbabwe
Creator:
Republic of Zimbabwe
Years:
2013, 2005

Hungary Constitution

The Hungarian parliament approved some amendments to the Fundamental Law in March 2013. We have included the 2011 version and a link to additional information on the March 2013 amendments.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Hungary
Creator:
Hungarian Government
Years:
2013, 2011

Slovenia Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Slovenia
Creator:
Republic of Slovenia
Years:
2013, 1991

Austria Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Austria
Creator:
Republic of Austria
Years:
2013, 2012

Austria Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Austria
Creator:
Republic of Austria
Year:
2013

Austria Marriage Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Austria
Creator:
Republic of Austria
Year:
2013

France Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
France
Creator:
French Republic
Years:
2013, 2006

Luxembourg Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Luxembourg
Creator:
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Year:
2013

Benin Land Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Benin
Creator:
Republic of Benin
Year:
2013

How Many Women Get Land Inheritance Rights?

This opinion piece was first published in Ananda Bazar Patrika on
March 7, 2013.

Collection Type:
News & Commentary
Country:
India
Creator:
Bhattacharya, Swati
Year:
2013

LandWise: The Research Process

This guide is intended to help users get started with conducting online and print research on topics related to women and land. Specifically, this guide will help users identify the laws and social science materials necessary for conducting a general legal review of women and land topics. Legal reviews help practitioners identify gaps in specific laws and policies and expose opportunities for policy recommendations.

Collection Type:
Practice Guides
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Chang, J.
Year:
2013

Women's Land Tenure Framework for Analysis: Inheritance

This framework is intended to help you assess the current situation for women’s land rights in a specific country, state, or community. This framework looks at a single question: Can women inherit land?

Collection Type:
Practice Guides
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Giovarelli, R and Scalise, E.
Years:
2015, 2013

Women's Land Tenure Framework for Analysis: Land Rights

This framework is intended to help you assess the current situation for women’s land rights in a specific country, state, or community. This framework looks at a single issue: Women’s rights to property

Collection Type:
Practice Guides
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Giovarelli, R and Scalise, E.
Years:
2015, 2013

Niger Rural Code

Rural Code of Niger

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Niger
Creator:
Republic of Niger
Year:
2013

Kenya Marriage Act

This record includes previous versions of the law and proposed bills. The current version of the law that is in force is the Marriage Act (2014).

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Kenya
Creator:
Government of Kenya
Years:
2014, 2013, 2012, 2008

Uganda National Land Policy

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Uganda
Creator:
Uganda Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
Years:
2013, 2011

Rwanda Land Law

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

Large-scale land based investments in Africa: Synthesis report

Full citation: AUC, ECA, AfDB, "Large-scale land based investments in Africa: Synthesis Report," LAND POLICY INITIATIVE REPORT (December 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Year:
2013

Land Policy Reform for Women in Liberia

Full citation: Scalise, E. and Hannay, L., "Land Policy Reform for Women in Liberia," FOCUS ON AFRICA BRIEF (December 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Liberia
Creator:
Scalise, E. and Hannay, L.
Year:
2013

Gender Inequalities in Ownership and Control of Land in Africa: Myths versus Reality

Full citation: Doss, C., Kovarik, C., Peterman, A., Quisumbing, A. and van den Bold, M., "Gender Inequalities in Ownership and Control of Land in Africa: Myths versus Reality," 01308 IFPRI DISCUSSION PAPER (December 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Doss, C., Kovarik, C., Peterman, A., Quisumbing, A. and van den Bold, M.
Year:
2013

Women Transforming Indian Agriculture

Full citation: Landesa, "Women Transforming Indian Agriculture," LANDESA REPORT (April 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Landesa
Year:
2013

Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Full citation: Farnworth, C., Sundell, M.F., Nzioki, A., Shivutse, V. and Davis, M., Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Farnworth, C., Sundell, M.F., Nzioki, A., Shivutse, V. and Davis, M.
Year:
2013

The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities: A Case Study of Selected Agricultural Investments in LAO PDR

Full citation: Daley, E., Osorio, M. and Park, C. M. Y., "The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities: A Case Study of Selected Agricultural Investments in LAO PDR," FAO REPORT (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Laos
Creator:
Daley, E., Osorio, M. and Park, C. M. Y.
Year:
2013

The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities: A Case Study of Selected Agricultural Investments in Zambia

Full citation: FAO, "The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities: A Case Study of Selected Agricultural Investments in Zambia," FAO REPORT (2013). - This paper is two case studies of the gender dimensions of agricultural investments in Zambia. The lack of explicit corporate gender policies and strategies have meant that prevailing socio-cultural attitudes towards gender have penalized women in relation to the costs and benefits created by the venture. A key principle is that a ‘gender neutral’ approach to agricultural investments is not enough: investors must adopt explicit gender policies and take proactive steps to ensure that company behaviors help to overcome rather than reinforce pre-existing gender inequalities. This means adopting policies to offer employment on a priority basis to those local women and men who have suffered a loss of livelihood as a result of the land acquisition. All investors should also ensure that the scheme’s membership criteria do not directly or indirectly discriminate against women, and should take proactive measures to encourage women to join.
Two fundamental aspects of land tenure governance in particular need to be addressed: the cost of land rent required for leasehold tenure and the powers vested in customary authorities. Options for communal registration of customary land tenure should be explored. Affirmative action to protect women’s rights to land and natural resources should also be prioritized including ensuring that the new land policy provides for joint registration of land under joint occupation by married people. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Zambia
Creator:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Year:
2013

The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities in Northern Ghana: A Case Study of Integrated Tamale Fruit Company

Full citation: FAO, "The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities in Northern Ghana: A Case Study of Integrated Tamale Fruit Company," FAO REPORT (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Ghana
Creator:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Year:
2013

The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities: A Case Study of Selected Agricultural Investments in Northern Tanzania

Full citation: Daley, E., and Park, C. M. Y., "The Gender and Equity Implications of Land-Related Investments on Land Access and Labour and Income-Generating Opportunities: A Case Study of Selected Agricultural Investments in Northern Tanzania," FAO REPORT (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Tanzania
Creator:
Daley, E., and Park, C. M. Y.
Year:
2013

Practitioner's Guide: Islamic Law

Full citation: Khan, H. (J.D.), "Practitioner's Guide: Islamic Law," INPROL REPORT (July 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Khan, H. (J.D.)
Year:
2013

Women, Donors and Land Administration: The Tanzania Case

Full citation: Pedersen, R. H. and Haule, S., "Women, Donors and Land Administration: The Tanzania Case," 19 DIIS WORKING PAPER (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Tanzania
Creator:
Pedersen, R. H. and Haule, S.
Year:
2013

A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment

Full citation: Buvinic, M., Furst-Nichols, R., and Pryor, E. C., "A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment," UNITED NATIONS PUBLICATION (2013). - This roadmap has a section on the importance of formal ownership and control over farmland for women’s productivity and economic security, hinging on paying attention to social and local contexts. It recommends an integrated suite of services, which target both production and marketing and address social constraints. It notes that land titling programs can help women where women’s names are on the title and where attention is paid to customary rules and the ways they may discriminate. Also finds that agricultural interventions have successfully increased the stock of both men’s and/or women’s s tangible assets, but particularly those assets they own jointly. In addition, projects have also increased the stock of social and human capital, particularly for women. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Buvinic, M., Furst-Nichols, R., and Pryor, E. C.
Year:
2013

Women's Inheritance Rights and Intergenerational Transmission of Resources in India

Full citation: Deininger, K., Goyal, A. and Nagarajan, H., "Women's Inheritance Rights and Intergenerational Transmission of Resources in India," 46 THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOUCES 2 (2013). - Using inheritance patterns over three generations of individuals, this study assesses the impact of changes in the Hindu Succession Act, which grant daughters equal coparcenary birth rights in joint family property, that were denied to daughters in the past. The study shows that the amendment significantly increased daughters’ likelihood to inherit land, but that even after the amendment, substantial bias persists. There were no detectable changes before the legal amendment, with a sharp increase in land bequests to daughters occurring only after HSAA became effective. The effect persists over time, showing a modest but significant upward trend, in line with a gradual pattern of dissemination and learning. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
India
Creator:
Deininger, K., Goyal, A. and Nagarajan, H.
Year:
2013

Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa

Full citation: Naidoo, S., Davis, C. and Van Garderen, E. A., "Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa," 12 FAO FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING PAPER (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Naidoo, S., Davis, C. and Van Garderen, E. A.
Year:
2013

Women Reclaim Our Seeds

Full citation:PANAP, "Women Reclaim Our Seeds," PANAP REPORT (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Pakistan
Creator:
Pesticide Action Network Asia and Pacific (PANAP)
Year:
2013

Evaluation of Grassroots Community-Based Legal Aid Activities in Uganda and Tanzania: Strengthening Women's Legal Knowledge

This is a qualitative study of community-based legal aid programs in Uganda and Tanzania. It assesses the efficacy of legal aid activities, the challenges faced by implementing organizations, and it documents opportunities and potential for scaling–up. It finds that legal aid activities will only be successful if they also succeed at changing the mindsets and attitudes surrounding women’s rights, and that further impact evaluation should be done to determine how to improve activities. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Tanzania, Uganda
Creator:
Behrman, J., Peterman, A. and Billings, L.
Year:
2013

Global Food Policy Report 2012

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Year:
2013

The Human Rights Framework in Contemporary Agrarian Struggles

Full citation: Sofía Monsalve Suárez (2013) The Human Rights Framework in Contemporary Agrarian Struggles, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 40:1, 239-290.

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Suárez, S. M.
Year:
2013

Rural politics in contemporary China

Full citation: Emily T. Yeh, Kevin J. O'Brien & Jingzhong Ye (2013) Rural
politics in contemporary China, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 40:6, 915-928.

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
China
Creator:
Yeh, E. T., O'Brien, K.J. and Ye, J.
Year:
2013