Over the past decade, the gender gap in land rights and therewith the importance of women’s tenure security has gained increasing awareness and momentum in many parts of the world. Despite numerous measures to support gender equality in land rights, rural and urban women continue to face numerous obstacles in accessing land whether through inheritance, transfers, or leases.
But what are the other factors - in their daily lives and particularly under customary law - affecting women's tenure security?
Celebrating Women's International Day, we take a tour to Sierra Leone and put our lens on some of these specific factors that affect women's perception of being insecured in their lands. This Land Portal's data story is based on the results of a recent household level survey conducted by Green Scenery, Resource Equity, and the University of Groningen.
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