Landesa Tanzania provides an overview of Tanzanian law as it pertains to youth land rights, identifies gaps and challenges in youth exercising land rights — including gender-based barriers for young women to access land — and issues policy recommendations for strengthening youth access and rights to land.
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This report provides a set of clear, in-depth recommendations to the Liberia Land Authority on improving women’s participation in community-level land governance in the implementation of the Land Rights Act (LRA) passed in 2018. These recommendations are based on learnings from primary qualitative research conducted on forest governance structures at 4 case study sites in 3 counties of Liberia on the implementation of community forestry governance bodies.
The seventh 17-province survey conducted in the summer of 2016 offers an insight into the ongoing implementation and outcomes of the Chinese Central Government’s rural reforms and pilot initiatives, namely on land registration, transfers, takings, and urbanization.
In a framework of economy of individual property, inheritance is one of the most common ways to access and own land, property and resources. However, women’s rights to inherit land are often mediated by an overlapping web of legal, structural, socioeconomic, and cultural factors. This paper explores the legal complexities related to inheritance of agricultural land by women in India.
Espaço Feminista, Landesa, and Land Alliance have partnered to disseminate and support a model developed by Espaço Feminista to strengthen women’s land rights through a women-led local process that brings together communities, local government, and civil society to design, implement and monitor land-related processes and policies. Includes steps, pillars, and replication tips for Espaço Feminista’s women-led local model.
This paper explores the implications of Kenya’s land tenure situation on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Yieldwise initiative in the Kenyan mango value chain.
Homestead land allocation and regularization programs are expected to yield a wide range of short, medium and long term outcomes. However examination of outcomes is often difficult and can be hindered by 1) the limitations of standard data collection methods and 2) our understanding of the complex relationships households have with not just their homestead plots, but with all the other land that they own and access, as well their reliance on activities not related to land.
In this paper we discuss a methodology called ‘household diaries’ and present our findings on the data collected using this tool. The method brings together quantitative and qualitative research collected in nine visits to households between November 2015 and November 2016.
Where collective tenure arrangements are either being formalized or supported for the sake of securing the community’s rights to land, what steps are required to strengthen women’s land rights in the process?
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights developed the Women’s Land Tenure Framework to assist anyone who is interested in understanding the complex issues associated with women’s land rights. In this brief, we discuss the issue of inheritance.
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights developed the Women’s Land Tenure Framework to assist anyone who is interested in understanding the complex issues associated with women’s land rights. In this brief, we discuss the issue of land rights.