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Improving Access to Women's Land Rights Data for Policy Decisions: Lessons Learnt and Opportunities linked to SDGs

04.07.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

This paper intends to explain why gender sensitive data gathering methods are crucial for the empowerment of rural women and girls.

Gender disparities in poverty are rooted in inequalities in access to economic resources including security of tenure rights in rural and urban context. Literature shows that in many countries women have weaker land rights, including inheritance rights, compared to men. Women are not a homogeneous group and hence inequality around women’s land rights is also affected by women’s ethnicity, marital status, age, rural/urban residence, and other factors. Data on the direct impacts of the many unfavourable policies on rural women and girls is scanty especially where it is needed most. Such lack of data creates tremendous challenges for those in seats of responsibility to act. If such data is available, it would put pressure on governments, international agencies and donors on exactly where to direct resources and support.

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  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Robert Ndugwa, Everlyne Nairesiae. Oumar Sylla
  • Publishing house : UN Women
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 8
  • Language : English

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