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Synthesis of thematic papers from the series ‘Women’s empowerment in the drylands

Synthesis of thematic papers from the series ‘Women’s empowerment in the drylands

Nelson, Valerie, Forsythe, Lora and Morton, John (2015) Synthesis of thematic papers from the series ‘Women’s empowerment in the drylands. UNCCD and UNDP, Greenwich.

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Abstract

Women’s land rights and their importance for women’s empowerment and wider development goals have gained increased attention in recent years. However, gender inequality in land rights in dryland countries and across the developing world more broadly remains pervasive. This is related to discriminatory socio-cultural norms that are found in customary and statutory institutions and practices that differ according to local contexts. In addition, women often lack representation and the authority to make decisions in land management and governance.

Against this backdrop, the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPC-Nairobi) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have commissioned three new studies exploring the issues of gender justice with respect to dryland land rights, governance and resilience.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drylands, gender, women
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 13:32
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14507

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