Women claim their space in land governance

November 2021
Megan Huth (IIED guest blog)

Some communities that have successfully created by-laws and community land governance committees that meet the Land Rights Act’s requirements for women’s participation can now continue with the land documentation process in a more representative and inclusive way. When land management committees represent a wider cross-section of the community, they can significantly improve land and natural resource management. Women often know more about boundary lines, because they are the ones engaged in agroforestry activities such as growing food and collecting firewood.