Este Boletín Perspectivas País explora los retos a los que se enfrentan las cónyuges informales y otras mujeres "invisibles" para asegurar su tenencia de la tierra, especialmente en el contexto de la formalización de los derechos sobre la tierra y las campañas de titulación.
WHY REJECT CUSTOMARY LAND PRIVATISATION
Most of the world’s land is still stewarded by communities under customary systems. Billions of people rely on communally managed farmland, pasture, forests and savannahs for their livelihoods.
This collective management of resources is viewed in the colonial or capitalist economic model as an obstacle to individual wealth creation and private profit.
The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous.
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Land insecurity and inequality are endemic and keep families trapped in poverty for generations
Malcolm Childress is co-director of Prindex and executive director of Global Land Alliance
Advancing women’s land rights is a priority for the international development agenda. Yet, there is no consensus on which rights should be monitored and reported. Three indicators of women’s property rights are widely used in the literature. Each captures a different aspect of women’s land rights, but a recent paper explores the extent to which these different rights are held by the same person, using data from six African countries.