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  1. Library Resource
    A Study Report on Analysis of Key Land Laws in Sri Lanka

    A special reference to Women and Community Land Rights

    Reports & Research
    October, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    Land is an imperative and crucial factor in the social, cultural and economic identity of the people in Sri Lanka due to the importance it has been given throughout our history. Moreover, the rights and interests over land are unequivocally and legally secured without any discrimination on the basis of gender, caste, religious or ethnic lines for its peaceful enjoyment and for the economic development of the people and the country.

  2. Library Resource
    Reforming the Land Policies and Land Laws in Sri Lanka

    Five Policy Briefs on selected issues

    Reports & Research
    November, 2019
    Sri Lanka

    Institute for Constitutional Studies (ICS) commissioned a study on Key Land Laws in Sri Lanka during 2017-2018 in order to identify the priority areas for which the attention of policy makers and the administrators is required. These policy briefs are prepared focusing on the five important areas identified by that study.

  3. Library Resource
    On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands
    Reports & Research
    February, 2021
    Africa, Mexico, Indonesia

    Sustainable land governance requires that all members of a community, both women and men, have equal rights and say in decisions that affect their collectively-held lands. Unfortunately, women around the world have less land ownership and weaker land rights than men – but this can change, and this report shows ways how that can be done.

  4. Library Resource
    On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands
    Reports & Research
    February, 2021
    Africa, Mexico, Indonesia

    La gobernanza sostenible de la tierra requiere que todos los miembros de una comunidad, tanto mujeres como hombres, tengan los mismos derechos y voz en las decisiones que afectan a sus tierras de propiedad colectiva. Lamentablemente, las mujeres de todo el mundo tienen menos  tierra en propiedad y derechos más débiles que los hombres, pero esto puede cambiar, y este informe muestra cómo hacerlo.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2020
    Southern Europe, Eastern Europe

    Women’s economic empowerment is essential in promoting equality between women and men and is a precondition for sustainable development.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2021
    Kenya

  7. Library Resource
    Forest tenure pathways to gender equality: A practitioner’s guide
    Reports & Research
    January, 2021
    Global

    This practitioner’s guide explains how to promote gender-responsive forest tenure reform in community-based forest regimes. It is aimed at those taking up this challenge in developing countries. There is no one single approach to reforming forest tenure practices for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. Rather, it involves taking advantage of opportunities that emerge in various institutional arenas such as policy and law-making and implementation, government administration, customary or community-based tenure governance, or forest restoration at the landscape scale.

  8. Library Resource
    Women and Property Rights
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Afghanistan

    While there is no right to land codified in international human rights law, the Convention for the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), provides for women’s right to own and inherit property without discrimination on the basis of sex. Afghanistan ratified CEDAW in 2003, without reservations. CEDAW (Article 14) also calls for rural women to have equal access to economic opportunities, to credit and loans, social security programs, and to adequate living conditions, including access to housing.

  9. Library Resource
    A Guide On Land And Property Rights In Pakistan
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Pakistan

    ‘A Guide on Land and Property Rights in Pakistan’ was designed and prepared to facilitate the basic understanding of the complex principles of the Pakistani land and revenue administration system. The first edition, printed in December 2011, was warmly received by lawyers, national civil society organisations, community leaders, local authorities, donor agencies, and international affairs organisations, engaged in relief, rehabilitation, development or other similar works that necessitate some basic understanding of the land administration system in Pakistan.

  10. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 99

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2020
    Norway

    While strengthening women’s land rights is increasingly on national and international agendas, there is little consensus on how to understand women’s tenure security. Analyses of women’s land rights often use very different definitions of land rights, from formal ownership to women’s management of plots allocated to them by their husbands. This paper identifies aspects of women’s tenure that should be included in indicators. It then provides a conceptual framework to identify the various dimensions of women’s land tenure security and the myriad factors that may influence it.

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