New Research on Women’s Land Rights

Tuesday 10 November 2015

The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE

This seminar was a forum to discuss the findings of our speakers’ recent extended fieldwork, about the current status of women’s land rights in the places they have been studying. Helen Dancer talked about her fieldwork in Tanzania, researching women’s claims to land in the land tribunals of Arusha. Kristina Lanz spoke about her recent fieldwork in the Volta region of Ghana, looking at the impacts of large-scale land acquisitions on households. The seminar aimed to identify what their research could contribute to current debates on women’s land rights and to critical issues for action and lobbying in the context of Beijing+20 and the SDGs. Read more about the seminar from our newsletter article.

Coordinators: Robin Palmer and Elizabeth Daley


Helen Dancer (University of Brighton)

Kristina Lanz (University of Bern)