Women’s Land Rights in Zambia: Policy Provisions, Legal Framework and Constraints

May 2002
Zambia National Land Alliance (Henry Machina)

Examines policy and legal reforms in the 1990s; strengths of the 1995 Lands Act and civil society concerns about it; policy framework; Lands Tribunal; women’s constraints in customary land, alienation of land, inheritance and accessing urban land, government attempts to promote women’s access and control over land; conclusions and future challenges.

Paper presented at Regional Conference on Women’s Land Rights, Harare, 26-30 May 2002