Gender Policies and Land in Africa: navigating a minefield

This paper highlight several issues including a growing concensus that solutions to women’s land tenure problems need to be grounded in local specificities, that gender policies related to land ownership have tended to be piecemeal, circumscribed and homogenous and what kind of policy responses might best work: reforming customary law by statute or by evolution for instance?
Tsikata, Dodzi
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Paper presented at the IDRC Symposium on Gendered Terrain: Women’s Rights and Access to Land in Africa, 13 -16 September 2010, Nairobi, Kenya