Land Ownership and Pukhtun Women in Tribal Area (FATA) and NWFP

This paper attempts to find an association between the absence of federal and provincial laws in the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) of Pakistan and denial of land ownership rights to women.  It discusses various forms of collective and individual land ownership keeping in view features of Pukhtun culture affecting the status of women. It shall also compare land ownership of Pukhtun women in NWFP where the law allows women to inherit and own property with the absence of landownership of women in tribal areas.

Afridi, Samina
Source publication: 
Paper presented at the 10th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 10 -12 December 2007 organised by the SDPI in Islamabad, Pakistan.