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Women and Land in Africa: Culture, Religion and Realizing Women's Rights

Edited By: L Muthoni Wanyeki

400 pages, Tabs

Zed Books

Paperback | Mar 2003 | #141599 | ISBN: 1842770977
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The book examines women's land rights in theory and practice highlighting the key issues and making recommendations, with country case studies from Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Ethiopia and Uganda.


Introduction PART I: WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS IN RURAL AFRICA: LAW AND PRACTICE 1. Women and Land in Cameroon: Questioning Women's Land Status and Claims for Change - Elise-Henrietta Bikie and Patrice Bigombe Logo 2. Women's Land Rights in Ethiopia - Zenabaworke Tadesse 3. Women's Land Rights in Mozambique 4. Women and Land in Northern Nigeria: Women Need Independent Ownership Rights - Hussaina J. Abdullah and Ibrahim Hamza 5. Culture, Practice and Land: Women's Access to Land in Rwanda - Jennie E. Burnet and the Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development 6. Women and Land: A Case Study from Senegal - Mouhamadou Sy and Ngone Diop Tine 7. Gender, Land and Rights: Contemporary Contestations in Law, Policy and Practice in Uganda - Winnie Bikaako and John Ssenkumba PART II: KEY LAND RIGHTS ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS 8. Cameroon 9. Ethiopia 10. Nigeria 11. Senegal 12. Uganda PART III: THE ADVOCACY PROCESS: THE EXAMPLE OF ETHIOPIA 13. Women's Access to and Control over Land in Ethiopia: The First Workshop 14. Enhancing Ethiopian Women's Access to and Control over Land: The Second Workshop

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MUTHONI WANYEKI is director of the African Women's Development and Communications Network (FEMNET), Nairobi, Kenya. She was educated at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and since returning to Kenya has been active in civil society institutions concerned with gender, human rights and communications. The CONTRIBUTORS are land rights researchers and activists from various countries in Africa and internationally.

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