Women’s Tenure Rights and Land Reform in Angola

August 2021
Allan Cain (Development Workshop Angola)

Traces the history of weak land tenure legislation and limited local government capacity in post-war Angola. Land conflict is an issue affecting urban, rural and peri-urban areas, with women the most vulnerable. There are large-scale land grabs by urban elites. Current government land and decentralization reforms provide an opportunity to design a strategy for protecting and improving women’s rights to land. Includes advocacy and public policy reform, co-production with communities and local government and recommendations. Believes there are increasing opportunities for civil society and community representatives to employ emerging local spaces to bring the debates on land rights into the public arena.