Full citation: Ikdahl, I et al., “Human Rights, Formalisation and Women’s Land Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa”, 57 STUDIES IN WOMEN’S LAW, (University of Oslo, Norway 2005).
Human Rights, Formalisation and Women’s Land Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa
Abstract: Land is a vital resource for rural livelihoods. How far has land reform advanced in Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya? These are societies where, among the indigenous population, men have had primary land rights and women secondary derivative rights. How effectively has gender equality been implemented in their land reform policies? What problems need to be resolved, what are the forces resisting change and what remains to be done? This report from the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences was commissioned by the Norwegian Agency of Development Cooperation. It adopted the human rights