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Gender Inequality in Inheritance Laws: The Case of Agricultural Land in India

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.

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Leveraging the SDGs to Improve Women’s Land Rights: Model Validation

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.

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Women’s Land Rights Guides for Development Practitioners

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights has created four new practice guides, which are practical resources for development practitioners, researchers, lawyers, advocates, and scholars to assess the situation for women’s land rights in three countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. A fourth guide, International Agreements and How to Build a Legal Case for Women’s Land Rights, provides insights and guidance on using international conventions (e.g. CEDAW) and regional agreements (e.g. The Banjul Charter) to build a case for women’s land rights at the national level.

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Recommendation for Implementation of Pro-Poor Land Policy and Land Law in Myanmar: National Data and Regional Practices

With the common aim of supporting the development of a protective, pro-poor legal framework, that will empower farmers to use the law, make informed decisions about their land, and maintain secure land tenure – ultimately leading to poverty alleviation for poor, rural women and men – Namati and Landesa have teamed up to prepare this report.

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Kenya Justice Project | Implementation Guide

In 2010, Kenya adopted a new Constitution that guarantees equal rights for women and men and recognizes the role of traditional justice actors in resolving disputes, to the extent those actors comply with the principles enshrined in the Constitution. The following year Landesa designed and piloted the USAID-supported project, Enhancing Customary Justice Systems in the Mau Forest, Kenya, also known as the Kenya Justice Project (KJP).

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