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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2017
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    Covers background, property grabbing from widows, legal standards on the rights of widows, recommendations. Includes the rights of older people, the invisibility of widows in global policy and development, harmful practices and widows in Zimbabwe, illustrative cases of property grabbing from widows, registration of marriages, widowhood and child marriage, the impact of property grabbing on widows’ lives, remedies.

  2. Library Resource

    Critical Dimensions of Women‟s Access to Land and Relations in Tenure in East Africa

    Reports & Research
    January, 2007
    Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda

    This scoping study on women's access to land in East Africa sets up a conceptual framework in which to consider issues of women's land tenure and identifies key aras for future research as well as key actiors toward increased jender equity in land rights.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    This study looks at wood curio carving in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Africa. Although the local people, Ndebele and Shona, have always carved, they now face a weakened economy, due in large part to land reforms in 2000. Thus, more people sculpt wood as a form of livelihood. As one man said “Starvation taught me art”. As a result, gender roles are shifting as men and women begin to enter realms previously reserved for the other. Environmentally, carvers poaching trees deforests the woodlands. As more individuals turn to making crafts sustainability deteriorates.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2012
    Africa

    This report covers the lunchtime lecture on “Securing Women’s Land Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa” organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association that took place at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 8th February at 12.30, with the participation of Mokoro’s Elizabeth Daley. Also speaking were Simon Levine of ODI and Ruchi Tripathi of ActionAid International, with Heidi Alexander MP in the Chair.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Cambodia

    Cambodian human rights organizations estimate that more than half a million people have been affected by land rights issues. Land conflict in Cambodia is a clear manifestation of structural violence affecting communities which are almost exclusively low income and home to indigenous and ethnic minorities. This article explores the complex interplay of actors, particularly women and youth, in land rights social mobilization (LRSM) in Cambodia, focusing on urban Boeung Kak Lake and rural Areng Valley.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2016
    Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana

    Improving women’s access to land is high on the agricultural policy agenda of both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Yet, the determinants and rationale of gendered access to land are not well understood. This paper argues that gender relations are more than the outcomes of negotiations within households. It explains the importance of social norms, perceptions, and formal and informal rules shaping access to land for male and female farmers at four levels: (1) the household/family, (2) the community, (3) the state, and (4) the market. The framework is applied to Ghana.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Africa

    Contains a brief review of the land issue in DRC; women’s access to land: secondary land rights; the place guaranteed to women in initiatives to reform the land system; conclusions and recommendations. Women’s access to land must be placed within the context of the complex and pluralistic land crisis and bloody conflicts that continue to destabilise that part of the DRC. Essential resources, such as credit, quality seeds, technology, information and access to markets are cruelly lacking.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2015
    Africa

    Women for Women International has worked with over 84,000 marginalised women in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo and commissioned research to explore these women’s land rights. The study found that the women could not own land, even through inheritance, while men controlled the sales of the items that their wives farmed.

  9. Library Resource
    Geografia y Genero
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2019
    Europe, Spain
    O livro Tierra de Nadie: Perspectivas feministas sobre la Independencia é conteúdo significativo para o debate sobre a interseccionalidade numa perspectiva transversal e politizadora. Reúne contribuições que aliam de maneira brilhante os sentimentos e percepções do ativismo político feminista e LGBTI ao uso crítico e reflexivo das ferramentas analíticas no contexto da luta independentista catalã.


     


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