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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    Although women in Ecuador have relatively strong property rights, these are not always honored, resulting in
    their experiencing patrimonial violence. This is one of the reasons that, according to our national household assets
    survey, the value of women’s assets on average is less than that of men. Nonetheless, there are major differences
    in the average value of wealth attained depending on a person’s marital status (being much higher among those
    who are married in comparison to living in a consensual union) and in the size of the gender wealth gap (being

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2015

    Growing populations and economic change resulting from globalisation and climate change are increasing pressure on land, particularly in urbanising countries. This exposes many of those occupying and using land, particularly the poor and women, to risks resulting from tenure insecurity. Customary practices in land management are giving way to market-based statutory systems of land tenure.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014

    Property rights represent the maximum power over a good. This is the essence of that right. However, beyond that base is possible a greater or smaller degree of limitation, according to the legal system and the prevailing ideology in the Constitution. the author argues that it is essential to tie the concept to the prevailing economic system, because in a closed economy we can tolerate greater limitations on this right that in an open economy. Peru, certainly, changed its model to an open economy in 1993, when it limited the possibility of expropriation.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2014

    A Starting with Women Toolkit - Full citation: Hannay, L., & Scalise, E. (2014). “Improving Land Tenure Security for Women: A Starting with Women Approach.” - This paper discusses a pragmatic, adaptive framework and approach for understanding and taking action to strengthen women’s land tenure security in the context of customary tenure in northern Uganda. The project team developed a Women’s Land Rights Framework (“Framework”), which provided a specific definition of secure land rights.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2014

    Key findings: Customary tenure remains strong with only 1.2% of plots held under statutory tenure. Over 86% of women reported they have access to land under customary tenure and c.63% of women reported they “own” land under customary tenure. Tenure security is not dependent on formal documentation as proof of ownership. Men play a dominant role in land management. General knowledge of statutory and customary land law and management systems is poor. c.50% of the population have experienced land conflicts, 72% are within household, family or clan.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2014

    ...Through research on Myanmar, we argue that in authoritarian settings where legality has drastically declined, the starting point for cause lawyering lies in advocacy for law itself, in advocating for the regular application of law’s rules.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2014

    နိုဝင်ဘာလ ၂၀၁၄
    မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ အမျိုးသားမြေအသုံးချမှုမူဝါဒမူကြမ်းနှင့်ပတ်သက်၍ Global Witness ၏
    ဒီမိုကရေစီနိုင်ငံအဖြစ် ပြုပြင်ပြောင်းလဲမှုများပြုလုပ်ရာတွင်မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအစိုးရသည်
    အမျိုးသားမြေအသုံးချမှုမူဝါဒမူကြမ်းကို ၂၀၁၄ ခုနှစ် အောက်တိုဘာလတွင်ထုတ်ပြန်ခဲ့ပြီး
    ပြည်သူလူထုနှင့် တိုင်ပင်ဆွေးနွေးရန်နောက်ဆက်တွဲမြေယာဥပဒေတစ်ခုအတွက် အစီအစဉ်များကိုလည်းထုတ်ပြန်ခဲ့ပါသည်။
    ထိုသို့ဆောင်ရွက်ခြင်းသည် အလွန်အရေးကြီးသည့်လုပ်ဆောင်ချက်ဖြစ်ပြီး Global Witness အနေဖြင့် မြေနှင့်ပတ်သက်ပြီးခိုင်မာသောဥပဒေပြဋ္ဌာန်းမှုဆိုင်ရာမူဘောင်နှင့်

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2014

    Summary: "As part of its transition to democratic reform, in October 2014, the Government of Myanmar released a draft national land policy and plans for a subsequent Land Law, for public consultation. The importance of this cannot be understated and Global Witness welcomes both the potential for a strong codified framework for land, and the opportunity for public participation. It is crucial, however, that consultation is meaningful and genuinely participatory, and the resulting feedback is incorporated into the policy and Land Law in a process that is fully transparent.

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