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Implications of community-based legal aid regulation on women’s land rights

Lucy Billings, Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Valerie Mueller

No 20, Research briefs from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: Improving women’s ability to securely access land is recognized as an effective means to increase gender equality and advance other key social and economic development goals (FAO 2011; Peterman 2011). Despite progressive laws in many African countries, gender disparities commonly persist in women’s access and ownership of land (Doss et al. 2013). Although legal empowerment of women can help to strengthen their claims to land, developing country governments commonly lack the capacity to offer legal services.

Keywords: Gender; Women; assets; Land rights; Policies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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