Engendering Access to Justice: Grassroots Women's Approaches to Securing Land Rights

Publish Year : 2014
Publisher : The Huairou Commission and UNDP
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Description :

This Report documents the results of a community-based research project on how grassroots women in Africa address key development challenges using innovative approaches for achieving justice in relation to land disputes and gender-based violence brought about by disinheritance and gender discrimination. The Report documents the main strategies that grassroots women's groups are using to help women attain justice, either by working within or influencing customary legal frameworks, or by assisting women to access the court system, in order to develop a cohesive series of strategies for grassroots women-led groups to use in achieving justice in relation to land and property. It also provides evidence that can be used to insert grassroots women's perspectives and practices into the existing development discourse on women's access to justice in relation to land and property, particularly within the African context. The study involved 70 communities across seven African countries (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).

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