Challenges in Asserting Women’s Land Rights in Southern Africa

May 2009
Robin Palmer (Mokoro)

Includes the challenges at different levels; some historical trends which have not helped women; some suggested ways forward; all very worthy, but hard to achieve; conclusions from the literature; fighting on the correct battlefield; pragmatic lessons from a book on Eastern Africa; will women lose even more as a result of the biofuel revolution?; women’s land rights in Rwanda.
Date: 4-7 May 2009 (PLAAS Workshop on Decentralizing Land, Dispossessing Women?)