From large land acquisitions that displace communities without due compensation, to the encroachment of mining on indigenous lands, to the brunt of climate change and natural disasters, to everyday land and property deprivation by kin or state, women are typically more harshly impacted by land tenure insecurity due to discriminatory laws and lingering social bias.
The changing Covid context
All in all, despite COVID-19, the WOLTS team have had a highly productive year. In 2020 we've been adapting, taking stock, writing blogs, and concluding our pilot 'gender and land champions' training programme in Mongolia and Tanzania.
New study portrays women’s disadvantageous position due to deprivation in land ownership, wage discrimination and non-recognition of unpaid works
Women constitute nearly 65% of farm labour force in Bangladesh, yet they have very limited land ownership, making them mostly work under the supervisions of their male counterparts.