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  1. Library Resource
    World Bank
    Legislation & Policies
    June, 2009
    Global

    This article examines the evolution of policy recommendations concerning rural land issues since the formulation of the World Bank’s “Land Reform Policy Paper” in 1975. That paper set out three guiding principles: the desirability of owner-operated family farms; the need for markets to permit land to be transferred to more productive users; and the importance of an egalitarian asset distribution.

  2. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    August, 2004
    Kosovo

    This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.

  3. Library Resource

    New handbook on good practices by UN Women and OHCHR

    Legislation & Policies
    January, 2013
    Global

    Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to an adequate standard of living. Throughout the world, gender inequality when it comes to land and other productive resources is related to women’s poverty and exclusion.

  4. Library Resource

    Guidelines for Ministries of Agriculture and FAO

    Legislation & Policies
    January, 2013
    Global

    This document gives a brief overview of CEDAW and, in particular, those articles that relate to rural women (especially Article 14). It then continues on to discuss how different organizations can use CEDAW for gender-sensitive program and policy formulation. It also gives some example case study “success stories” within different countries, as well as some further resources.

  5. Library Resource

    Guidelines for Ministries of Agriculture and FAO

    Legislation & Policies
    January, 2013
    Global

    Agricultural policies need to address gender inequalities to ensure effective development interventions that can achieve positive and sustainable results in the lives of rural women, men, girls and boys. One powerful instrument for promoting the realization of the rights and potential of rural women and girls is the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    Global

    [via FAO] This technical guide aims to assist implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines by providing guidance that supports the Guidelines' principle of gender equality in tenure governance. The guide focuses on equity and on how land tenure can be governed in ways that address the different needs and priorities of women and men. It moves away from long-standing debates about gender equality in access to land, towards the mainstreaming of gender issues to achieve more gender-equitable participation in the processes and institutions that underlie all decision-making about land.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2008
    Global

    [September 2008]


    Within this report, the FAO outlines its efforts to reinforce local institutions and promote policies and legislation that aim for fairer access for both women and men to natural resources (particularly land, water, fishing and forestry) and to the relevant economic and social resources.


    It goes on to approach the reasons why land tenure should be taken into account in project design, highlighting ecological issues, questions of gender, conflict and migrations, and the relationships between them.

  8. Library Resource
    UN Resolutions
    January, 2012
    Global
    For the full text of the document "Final study of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on the advancement of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas" please visit the UN Human Rights Council website ( English |
  9. Library Resource
    International Conventions or Treaties
    January, 1995
    Global

    The  Beijing Platform for Action, an agenda for women's empowerment, spelled out a set of objectives and actions to be taken by governments, the international community, non-governmental organisations and the private sector to overcome obstacles to women's equality. Amongt the critical areas of concern relevant to women's land rights mentioned in the document are the following:

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