To What Extent Have Judicial and Non-Judicial Rulings Translated to the Success of Women’s Land Tenure in Western Kenya | Land Portal
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Date of publication: 
January 2021
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
16248

The findings of this study demonstrate that the despite the bouquet of land laws and other land reforms that have been put in place to make it easier for women to access land rights, both the formal and informal systems remain fraught with multiple extra-legal obstacles in the form of personal (family) security, social acceptance, economic empowerment, and land rights literacy, which hinders women’s’ realisation to women’s lands rights. However, women’s resilience, drive, and commitment to pursue justice and demand recognition underscores the need to overhaul and transform these arbitration structures and spaces so that it’s not just about bringing women to the table but also about giving agency to their demands.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Okeyo, D

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Resource Equity is a women-run and women-centered nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on legal issues specific to gender equity in land and natural resources around the world.

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