This paper focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Chapter 2 discusses violations of children’s property and inheritance rights and discusses how the spread of HIV/AIDS has contributed to the violations. Chapter 3 assesses several norms of customary law that aim to protect children’s property and inheritance rights as well as the current practices of customary law that—in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic—serve to complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Mozambique, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Jordan, Laos, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Algeria, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Kenya, Zambia, Burundi, Namibia, Ghana, Congo, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Morocco, Belgium, Uganda, Madagascar, Italy, Tunisia, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
In September 2008, the FAO-Dimitra project organised its third workshop with all its partners in Brussels, on the theme:“Information and communication strategies to fight gender inequality as regards land access and its consequences for rural populations in Africa”. This document presents a synthesis of the workshop’s activities as well as the different articles which were prepared for the workshop by the participants – the partners of the network and FAO colleagues.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Burundi, China, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sudan, Georgia, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Land Tenure Working Paper 11. This co-publication of FAO and UN-HABITAT seeks to better understand and define the processes, mechanisms and institutions of governance of tenure in rural and urban areas. The paper recognises that excellent land policies, laws and technical reforms have been developed. However, in many cases their implementation has slipped, stalled or even been reversed. By adopting a governance and political economy perspective, the paper offers insights for the design of reforms and for the development of land governance tools.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Chile, Zimbabwe, China, Namibia, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Colombia, Mozambique, Liberia, Uganda, Madagascar, Ecuador, Georgia, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Documento de trabajo sobre tenencia de la tierra 11. Esta publicación compartida por la FAO y Naciones Unidas-Hábitat trata de comprender y definir mejor los procesos, los mecanismos y las instituciones de la gobernanza de la tenencia en áreas rurales y urbanas. En el documento se reconoce que se han realizado excelentes políticas de la tierra, leyes y reformas técnicas. Sin embargo, su implementación en muchos casos ha sido errónea, ha sufrido retrasos o, incluso, se ha invertido.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Angola, Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Botswana, Norway, Kenya, Africa
The present paper – the third in the HIV/AIDS Programme Working Paper Series – is based on field research conducted by two grassroots organizations – CINDI-Kitwe in Zambia and GROOTS Kenya in Kenya to map out and document cases of property grabbing from children, in particular those who became orphans due to AIDS. It is intended to explore methods which grassroots organizations use or can use to document their work.
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