Record Item Year: 2019

Starting With Women: Findings from Implementation with Artisanal Miners in Karamoja, Uganda

Starting With Women (SWW) is an approach that centers women in design and implementation. Its starting point is the belief that women’s land rights can be made more secure through an approach that starts with women. The long-term aim of the project was to establish a viable, evidence-backed, women-centered strategy for improving outcomes for women engaging […]

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Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal

Abstract: Property is widely recognized as an important resource for empowering women. Many development policies worldwide therefore call for strengthening women's rights to property, especially to physical assets such as land and livestock. However, the relationship between property and women's empowerment is more complex than generally assumed because of the overlapping and dynamic nature of property […]

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Land tenure reforms and persistence of land conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa – The case of Botswana

Abstract:  The aim of this paper is to interrogate and analyse the nature, extent and causes of land conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa taking Botswana as a case study. The paper is based on desk-top surveys and review of literature on land tenure reforms and conflicts in the subcontinent and beyond. Synthesis of the literature shows that, […]

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Understanding Gender Relations in the Land Discourse

"This study is a compilation of laws, successful community initiatives and customary practices from our members in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Nepal, who are all involved with the Women's Land Rights Commitment Based Initiative (CBI 4). It raises issues of gender and land at a crisis when a neoliberal economic model is in force, causing vast agricultural […]

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