Do women have effective land rights in practice? Research and policy have only recently begun to engage with the need for women to have independent rights to fields of their own. What needs to be done? Four areas for action are identified with associated strategies: improve women's claims on private land (e. g. through gender equal inheritance laws); improve women's access to public land (e.g. through land reform schemes); improve women's access to land via the market (e.g. through subsidised credit); and improve the viability of women's farming efforts (e.g.
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Library ResourceRapports et recherchesjanvier, 2002Inde, Asie central, Asie méridionale
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesavril, 2001Afrique du Sud, Afrique australe, Afrique orientale
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of citizenship in South Africa, where the new administration promised a new politics based on civil society and universal citizenship.
Library ResourceDocuments de politique et mémoiresjanvier, 2004Ghana, Afrique occidentale
This study attempts to analyse changing patterns of land transfer and ownership, as well as school investments by gender over three generations in customary land areas of Ghana's Western Region. Traditional inheritance rules deny land ownership rights to women. Yet the increase in the demand for women's labour due to the expansion of labour intensive cocoa cultivation has created incentives for husbands to give their wives and children land. Through this and other gift mechanisms, women have increasingly acquired land, thereby reducing the gender gap in land ownership.
Library ResourceDocuments de politique et mémoiresjuin, 1999
A bibliography of key texts, with, where possible, links to online versions of documents, plus a general bibliography of relevant resources.
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesjanvier, 2000Asia du sud-est, Philippines
Why does viewing a household as a single unit have serious downfalls for gender analysis' The unitary view overlooks the crucial fact that gender relations between family members play a large role in intra-household decisions about decision-making, time allocation, and expenditure. A collective model on the other hand allows household analysis to consider gender relations, with attention to women's and men's respective access to, control over, or ownership of resources.
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesjanvier, 1998Rwanda, Libéria, Tchad, Afrique occidentale, Amérique centrale, Afrique orientale, Afrique centrale, Afrique australe, Caraïbes
What is the legacy of armed conflict on the roles and experiences of women in Africa? This collection of reports, testimonies and analyses portrays the diverse experiences of women all over Africa who have lived through civil wars, apartheid, genocide and gendered political violence such as rape. Contributions include discussions of violence against women in Rwanda, Chad and Liberia; the involvement of and impact on women of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and the increase in violence against women caused by the proliferation of SALW.
Library ResourceDocuments de politique et mémoiresjuin, 1999République-Unie de Tanzanie, Afrique australe, Afrique orientale
How are men's social identities constructed in Tanzania? How can available qualitative and quantitative data be used in such a way as to reveal the nuances of interaction between women and men there? These and other questions are addressed in this gender country profile, which resulted from a participatory methods workshop on gender and development issues in Tanzania. While focusing on gender relations, the profile also highlights women's situation per se.
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