Resource Equity supports new research on interventions to advance women’s land and resource rights, particularly asking the question of whether particular interventions are effective at improving women’s land tenure security. Our aim was to hear from local researchers on the projects that were of interest to them on this question and to learn how they interpret the findings. The objectives of the research were to both contribute to the body of knowledge on gender-differentiated results of interventions that seek to reform land and resource tenure in a given context and to understand the attributes of interventions, policies, and reforms that […]
Tag: Sierra Leone
August 2021 Bulletin
In this bulletin, we’ll cover mining revenues and women’s involvement in deciding how they are used. We discuss whether it is necessary to mandate joint titling to protect joint ownership rights. You’ll also learn a bit more about the ongoing success of Resource Equity’s Women’s Land Rights Institute, and the customized courses we offer. And finally, we’re announcing a webinar showcasing new papers from researchers we supported in Laos, Sierra Leone, The Kyrgyz Republic, India, and Kenya on What Works for Women’s Land and Property Rights. If you want to know more about what we’re up to, or if you […]
How Effective is the Promotion of Women’s Customary Land Rights in Improving Women’s Land Tenure Security in Sierra Leone?
With support of a grant from Resource Equity, Joseph Rahall, Yannick Wild, Ibrahim Guy and Godknows Maremera conducted research titled How Effective is the Promotion of Women’s Customary Land Rights in Improving Women’s Land Tenure Security in Sierra Leone? This research was commissioned as part of Resource Equity’s initiative to support new research and evidence on the question of the effectiveness of land tenure reforms to improve women’s lives. Land tenure in Sierra Leone is largely governed by customary law and much land is held by family lineages and managed by male head of households and influential male elders. Although […]