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Women's Access to Land in Sub-Saharan Africa (Eng - 2012) Women's Access to Land in Sub-Saharan Africa (Eng - 2012) HOT
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Women, in particular widows and women-headed households, tend to be denied or are assigned weaker land rights and as a result are often amongst the most vulnerable people in society. Strengthening their rights to land contributes not only to gender equality but also to poverty reduction, since women are responsible for household subsistence production and welfare. IFAD’s experience shows that improving women’s economic status is essential for overall improvement in their social status and well-being, but for women’s economic status to improve, they need secure access to land. Customary land tenure systems prevail in most areas where IFAD-supported programmes are implemented. Under customary law, women tend to have weaker but nonetheless protected rights.


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