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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

Tanzania Judicature and Application of Laws Act

This law makes certain laws of the United Kingdom, customary laws, and Indian Acts (including the Indian Succession Act of 1865) applicable to Tanzania.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Tanzania
Creator:
Parliament of Tanzania
Year:
1920

Liberia Equal Rights of Customary Marriage Law of 1998

An Act to govern the devolution of estates and establish rights of inheritance for spouses of both statutory and customary marriages, approved in 2003.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Liberia
Creator:
Republic of Liberia
Year:
2003

Women and Land: Securing Rights for Better Lives

Full citation: Budlender, D. and Alma, E., "Women and Land: Securing Rights for Better Lives," IDRC PAPERS (November 2011). - This book focuses on recent findings from sub Saharan Africa on women and land. It finds:
• Participation-oriented research methods are much more likely to bring about immediate benefits than other, more traditional research methods.
• Merely passing legislation is of little effect without the necessary resources for implementation, without informing and educating all relevant actors on the provisions of the legislation, without monitoring the reforms, and without effective sanctions on failure to implement.
• It is crucial both to consult and involve women when designing reforms and monitoring their implementation.
• Women’s access to land does not simply hinge on a choice between customary and statutory systems. Rather, we are faced with a more complex question of how the two systems interact and are used by different groups of women and men. The research also emphasizes the need to think about customary law as “living” and evolving.
• Addressing land injustices requires varied approaches that streamline and consolidate numerous land laws in a given country. It is vital to establish and maintain links among research, policy, practice, and people.
• The importance of providing teaching and training in a variety of disciplines for a young generation of women in Africa cannot be overstated.

[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Colombia, Pakistan, Malawi, Senegal, Cameroon
Creator:
Budlender, D. and Alma, E
Year:
2011

Gender Issues in Land Policy and Administration

Full citation: World Bank, FAO & IFAD, "Gender Issues in Land Policy and Administration," MODULE 4 of GENDER IN AGRICULTURE SOURCEBOOK (October 2008).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
World Bank, FAO, and IFAD
Year:
2008

Gender and Law: Women's Rights in Agriculture

Full citation: Cotula, L., "Gender and Law: Women's Rights in Agriculture," 76 FAO LEGISLATIVE STUDY (January 2007).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Cotula, L.
Year:
2007

Land Tenure Reform and Gender Equality

Full citation: Razavi, S., "Land Tenure Reform and Gender Equality," 4 UNRISD RESEARCH AND POLICY BRIEF (January 2006).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Razavi, S.
Year:
2006

Women’s Access to Land in Kenya

Full citation: Harrington, A., "Women's Access to Land in Kenya," 4(1) JUSTICE FOR THE POOR BRIEFING NOTE (The World Bank, January 2010).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Kenya
Creator:
Harrington, A.
Year:
2010

Liberalisation and the Debates on Women’s Access to Land

Full citation: Razavi, S., "Liberalisation and the Debates on Women's Access to Land," 28(8) THIRD WORLD QUARTERLY 1479 (December 2007). - This article focuses on the tensions and ambiguities that may keep women from effectively accessing land. Barriers include liberalization policies that focus on “family farming,” customary land tenure systems, and decentralization of land management. Women’s rights advocates fear that these can be manipulated by groups hostile to women’s rights.

[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Razavi, S.
Year:
2007

Gender, Property Rights and Livelihoods in the Era of AIDS

Full citation: Carpano, F., Izumi, K. and Mathieson, K., "Gender, Property Rights and Livelihoods in the Era of AIDS," FAO TECHNICAL CONSULTATION PROCEEDINGS REPORT (November 2007).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda
Creator:
Carpano, F., Izumi, K. and Mathieson, K.
Year:
2007

Women’s Land Rights

Full citation: ActionAid International, "Women's Land Rights," ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION PAPER (March 2006).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
ActionAid International
Year:
2006

Cultivating Women’s Rights for Access to Land

Full citation: Hatcher, J., Meggiolaro, L. and Ferrer, C.S., "Cultivating Women's Rights for Access to Land," ACTIONAID AND INTERNATIONAL FOOD SECURITY NETWORK COUNTRY ANALYSIS REPORT (October 2005).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
Multiple Countries, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda
Creator:
Hatcher, J., Meggiolaro, L. and Ferrer, C.S.
Year:
2005

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

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

Study on Women's Property Rights in Afar and Oromiya Regions, Ethiopia

Full citation: Flintan, F., Demlie, S. Awol, M., Humed, Z., Belete, Y. and Lemma, H., "Study on Women's Property Rights in Afar and Oromiya Regions, Ethiopia," USAID & CARE REPORT (2008).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Ethiopia
Creator:
Flintan, F., Demlie, S. Awol, M., Humed, Z., Belete, Y. and Lemma, H.
Year:
2008

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