Women’s Secure Rights to Land

Benefits, Barriers, and Best Practices

Authored by: Landesa

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation, Human Development, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 2012
Citation: Women’s Secure Rights to Land: Benefits, Barriers, and Best Practices. Seattle: Landesa, 2012.

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Executive Summary

Despite the overlapping barriers to women’s secure rights, there are ways to address the legal constraints to those rights and ways to help overcome social and cultural constraints. Removing those barriers will allow women to be full participants in the economy. When women have secure rights to land, they help lay the foundation for enduring social and economic transformation that benefits not only women themselves, but also their families and their communities.