Rural women's access to land and property in selected countries

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Rome, Italy: FAO, IFAD, and ILC


This is a collaborative study carried through by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Land Coalition (ILC). The study analyzes some of the reports of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on the status of rural women. This is a sex-disaggregated statistical study that examines CEDAW reports on rural populations and rural labor. It examined compliance with women's rights, measures adopted to ensure women's access to land and property, inheritance rights and legal capacity. This study concludes with some recommendations and encouragement to all who work to advance rural women's lives.


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Rural development, Women, Gender, Rural populations, Rural labor, Women's rights, Access to land, Inheritance rights