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  1. Library Resource
    International Conventions or Treaties
    January, 2006
    Global

    [From UN-Habitat] Women’s equal rights to adequate housing, land and property are well elaborated under international human rights law but are often elusive in practice. This document is a reference guide to international human rights standards identifying both the substance of women’s rights as well as the commitments made by States with regard to improving women’s rights to adequate housing, land and property.

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    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

    This is a 2009 study undertaken by the Rural Development Institute, now Landesa, and authored by Elisa Scalise. It focuses on six South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and addresses both formal and customary laws and pratices governing women's inheritance rights.

  3. 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:

  4. Library Resource

    IFAD women’s land rights project: Opportunities and challenges

    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    El Salvador

    Poor rural women are among the most vulnerable people in El Salvador, where the Reconstruction and Rural Modernization Programme was launched in 2003 to aid areas stricken by earthquakes two years earlier. Women’s land tenure was not initially a central theme of the programme. The issue had to be addressed, however, when women – a large segment of the target population – were unable to benefit from an investment fund for rural economic development because they had no access to land.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2012
    Global
    I invite you to read this blog post by Amanda Richardson, Landesa. The post also mentions the issue brief, recently published by Landesa, collating some evidence on the relation between secure land rights, women, and improved household food security and nutrition. Women's land rights are the point of intersection between empowerment and nutrition.
  6. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    Global

    [via UN-HABITAT] How can we judge if a land tool is responsive to both women and men’s needs?

    Despite progress on women’s rights, rights to land and security of tenure are not enjoyed equally by women and men in many parts of the world. This goes against international human rights, and also impacts negatively on households and the economy.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Global

    [via UN-HABITAT] GLTN considers gender as a critical cross-cutting theme in the work on promoting pro-poor, large-scale land tools (for more information on GLTN see www.gltn.net). This short report summarises an analysis undertaken by the GLTN Secretariat to assess how women’s rights, and specific needs, are being addressed by selected projects in the GLTN land tool inventory—a database consisting of numerous international development projects in the land sector is available on the website.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2012
    Global

    The limited research on the benefits of women gaining secure rights to land and property suggest positive results: an increase in women’s participation in household decision-making; an increase in net household income; a reduction in domestic violence; an increased ability to prevent being infected by HIV/AIDS; and increased expenditures on food and education for children. Understanding the complexity surrounding women’s land rights is critical to ensuring that those rights are protected and improved.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2005
    Ethiopia

    Full citation: Teklu, A., "Land Registration and Women's Land Rights in Amhara Region, Ethiopia," 4 IIED SECURING LAND RIGHTS IN AFRICA RESEARCH REPORT (November 2005).

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Africa, Asia

    Recent experience has shown that as countries get richer, nutritional status does not necessarily improve. In a recent article in the journal The Lancet, IFPRI researchers and others explain that creating the right conditions for nutritional advances often requires political action. The feature article in this issue of Insights looks at how some developing countries and regions—Ghana, Peru, Thailand, and the state of Maharashtra, India—have made nutrition a political priority and how they’ve turned political commitments into widespread changes on the ground.

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