Full citation: Hoza Ngoga, T., “Empowering women through land tenure reform: The Rwandan experience Source,” UN WOMEN EXPERT PAPER (2012).
Empowering Women through Land Tenure Reform: The Rwandan Experience
Abstract: Since 2004, Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious land tenure reform programme (LTR) aimed at increasing security of tenure to all land owners and the elimination of all forms of discrimination. This has largely been achieved through the establishment and implementation of a new legal, regulatory and institutional framework. This paper discusses the ongoing land tenure reform programme and its impact on women’s land rights. It focuses on the role of women in the decision making in the course of developing the legal and regulatory framework,