Women and Land. Securing Rights for Better Lives

November 2011
Debbie Budlender and Eileen Alma (International Development Research Centre)

Includes experiences from the field (East Africa, Malawi, Cameroon, Senegal, Colombia, Pakistan). Lessons learned include participation-oriented research methods are recommended. Merely passing legislation is of little effect without the necessary resources for implementation, monitoring reforms or effective sanctions. Crucial to consult and involve women when designing reforms and monitoring their implementation. Addressing land injustices requires varied approaches. Vital to establish and maintain links among research, policy, practice and people. The importance of providing teaching and training in a variety of disciplines for a young generation of women in Africa cannot be overstated.
Date: November 2011