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    Bridging the Divide between Land Policy and Practice. Securing women’s land rights through engendering the formalization process of customary land tenure in Uganda: Uganda Community Based Association for Women and Children’s welfare

    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2016
    Africa, Uganda

    The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda is one of the most gender sensitive constitutions in the world, with clear provisions for promoting and protecting the rights of women. This is also the case in relation to women’s land rights – the Constitution clearly vests land in the people of Uganda, including the rights of women to own and inherit land. Other land laws, including the Land Act, recognize and uphold women’s rights to land as individuals, and as part of a family or community.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2012
    Mozambique

    Globalisation processes and economic liberalisation are leading to fundamental changes in the livelihood sources and strategies of different groups all over the

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Global, Africa

    Across the developing world, rural women suffer widespread gender-based discrimination in laws, customs and practices cause severe inequalities in their ability to access, control, own and use land and limit their participation in decision-making at all levels of land governance.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2009
    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa

    The Women’s Land Rights in Southern Africa Project (WOLAR) is aimed at enhancing women’s access to, ownership of, control over land and other productive resources and services in order to meet their basic livelihood needs and become more economically independent and secure.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2015
    Mozambique

    No âmbito do projecto de Promoção da Justiça entre Homens e Mulheres no Acesso e Uso da Terra, implementado pelo Centro Terra Viva(CTV), em parceria com a OXFAM Bélgica, foi realizado um estudo de base para identificar a situação actual das comunidades residentes na zona abrangida pelo projecto e fornecer informações que poderão guiar os implementadores sobre como melhor responder às necessidades dos beneficiários.

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    What Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment Matter Most for Child Nutrition? cover image

    Evidence Using Nationally Representative Data from Bangladesh

    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Bangladesh

    We use data from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey to examine the relationship between women’s status and nutrition in Bangladesh using indicators of empowerment such as mobility, decisionmaking power, and attitudes toward verbal and physical abuse. We also examine the role of variables reflecting maternal education and height, in relation to child nutrition. All models control for age and sex of the child, household wealth, and region.

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    Women’s empowerment and nutrition: An evidence review cover image
    Reports & Research
    October, 2013
    Global

    This paper starts by reflecting on the concept and measurement of women’s empowerment and then reviews some of the structural interventions that aim to influence underlying gender norms in society and eradicate gender discrimination. It then proceeds to review the evidence of the impact of three types of interventions—cash transfer programs, agricultural interventions, and microfinance programs—on women’s empowerment, nutrition, or both.

  8. Library Resource
    The Effects of Intrahousehold Property Ownership on Expenditure Patterns in Ghana cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2006
    Ghana

    Increasingly, economists are examining how the dynamics within households affect the outcomes of household decisions. This paper uses data from the 1991/92 and the 1998/99 Ghana Living Standards Surveys to examine how the share of assets owned by women in Ghanaian households affects household expenditure patterns. In this analysis, assets include business assets, savings, and farmland. The results indicate that women’s share of assets do have an impact on household budget shares for a number of expenditure categories in each time period.

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    Do discriminatory social institutions matter for food security? cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2012
    Global

    In view of the 2012 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s thematic focus on rural women’s empowerment, the gender team at the Development Centre has launched an issues paper, Do discriminatory social institutions matter for food security?.


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    Land Acquisition for Investment in a New Constitutional Era

    Journal Articles & Books
    Reports & Research
    July, 2012
    Africa, Kenya

    The acquisition of land by foreigners in developing countries has emerged as a key mechanism for foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI is defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as the category of international investment that reflects the objective of a resident entity in one economy to obtain a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in another economy.

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