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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2017
    Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ –
    that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree
    of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods
    of change (economic, social, political), this protection may be lost, and without protection from
    statutory laws, women are in danger of “falling between two stools” (Adoko and Levine 2009). A

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2017
    Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Southern Africa

    In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ – that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods of change (economic, social, political), this protection may be lost, and without protection from statutory laws, women are in danger of “falling between two stools” (Adoko and Levine 2009).

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    Advancing the Land Rights of Pastoralist Women in Northern Tanzania

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2013
    Tanzania

    In northern Tanzania, new grassroots groups called Women’s Rights and Leadership Forums (WRLFs) are mobilizing women and men in pastoralist communities to promote and defend local land rights. This briefing highlights some of the WRLFs’ achievements and strategies; asks how these forums, which appear to be a part of an emerging grassroots social movement for land rights, can be further supported; and explores whether such forums could be replicated elsewhere in the region

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